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India didn’t miss 1950 World Cup for playing barefoot; it was careless attitude of AIFF officials
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India didn’t miss 1950 World Cup for playing barefoot; it was careless attitude of AIFF officials

A new book 'Box to Box: 75 years of the Indian football team' reveals that the AIFF had support from three states and the FIFA as well but the AIFF was indecisive.

AIFF Polls: Bhutia files nomination; candidates with political leaning heat up football turf war
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AIFF Polls: Bhutia files nomination; candidates with political leaning heat up football turf war

Chaubey, a former India goalkeeper, who has played for both Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, like his illustrious contemporary Bhutia, appeared to be ahead in the race for the top job.

Indian women's footballers face uncertain future after FIFA ban
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Indian women's footballers face uncertain future after FIFA ban

FIFA's indefinite suspension of AIFF had an immediate impact on Indian football, men and women, from professional down to grassroots.

Explained: Why FIFA suspended All India Football Federation (AIFF) and how it will impact Indian football
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Explained: Why FIFA suspended All India Football Federation (AIFF) and how it will impact Indian football

FIFA suspended the All India Football Federation (AIFF) due to "undue influence from third parties" and it will be lifted once the Indian administration regains full control of AIFF’s daily affairs.

AIFF hired astrologer worth Rs 16 lakh for Indian football team's good luck
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AIFF hired astrologer worth Rs 16 lakh for Indian football team's good luck

The astrological firm apparently took three sessions with the Blue Tigers.

Chose FC Bengaluru United because of the respect they gave me and the challenge they offer: Khalid Jamil
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Chose FC Bengaluru United because of the respect they gave me and the challenge they offer: Khalid Jamil

Khalid Jamil in 2021 had become the first Indian to be appointed as the full-time coach of an Indian Super League (ISL) club.

Gokulam Kerala becomes first team to successfully defend I-League title
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Gokulam Kerala becomes first team to successfully defend I-League title

Rishad PP, who plays as a defensive midfielder, put defending champions Gokulam Kerala ahead with his 49th minute strike to stun the partisan crowd of over 35,000 at the Salt Lake Stadium.

Kerala's Jesin TK dares to dream big after Santosh Trophy high
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Kerala's Jesin TK dares to dream big after Santosh Trophy high

Jesin TK was one of the star performers as Kerala won the Santosh Trophy with thousands turning up to watch their matches.

Explained: The mounting troubles of AIFF and impact it could have on Indian football
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Explained: The mounting troubles of AIFF and impact it could have on Indian football

Sports Ministry has said the current AIFF president Praful Patel has no right to hold the office, and the governing body's funding has also been slashed. We explain the whole mess at AIFF and its impact.

I-League: Indian Arrows upset injury-riddled Real Kashmir in relegation playoff round fixture
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I-League: Indian Arrows upset injury-riddled Real Kashmir in relegation playoff round fixture

Sajad Parray (12th) and Parthib Gogoi (73rd) were on target for the All India Football Federation development outfit, while Real Kashmir struck one through K Malemngamba Meitei (19th).

AFC Champions League: Mumbai City FC hold Al Jazira to goalless draw; go third in Group B
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AFC Champions League: Mumbai City FC hold Al Jazira to goalless draw; go third in Group B

The draw lifted Mumbai City FC to third place in Group B and with four points they are level with second-placed Al Jazira Club on points.

AFC Cup: ATK Mohun Bagan face stern Abahani test in playoff amid home comforts in Kolkata
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AFC Cup: ATK Mohun Bagan face stern Abahani test in playoff amid home comforts in Kolkata

The winners of the knockout match will join Gokulam Kerala, Bashundhara Kings (Bangladesh) and Maziya Sports and Recreation (Maldives) in the group D of the AFC Cup main round beginning 18 May.

I-League: Momo Cisse's late goal helps Churchill Brothers pip Indian Arrows 2-1
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I-League: Momo Cisse's late goal helps Churchill Brothers pip Indian Arrows 2-1

Arrows took the lead at the end of the first half, thanks to Brijesh Giri but Churchill bounced back in the second half, scoring a goal right after half time, courtesy of Komron Tursunov.

I-League: Crowds to be allowed for second round of matches for first time in two years
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I-League: Crowds to be allowed for second round of matches for first time in two years

The ongoing season of the league, which had been suspended on 3 January after a COVID-19 outbreak inside the bio-bubble, had resumed on 3 March.

IWL 2021-22: Teams, fixtures, match timings and all you need to know about new season
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IWL 2021-22: Teams, fixtures, match timings and all you need to know about new season

Here’s all you need to know about the Indian Women’s League (IWL) 2021-22 season.

I-League: Sreenidi Deccan score two late goals to beat Aizawl FC 2-0
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I-League: Sreenidi Deccan score two late goals to beat Aizawl FC 2-0

A penalty conversion in the 83rd minute by skipper David Castaneda and a stoppage-time strike from Vanlalbia Chhangte were enough to see Sreenidi Deccan sail past Aizawl.

AFC Cup: ATK Mohun Bagan firm favourites against Sri Lanka's Blue Star SC in preliminary round two match
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AFC Cup: ATK Mohun Bagan firm favourites against Sri Lanka's Blue Star SC in preliminary round two match

ATK Mohun Bagan qualified straight to AFC Cup preliminary round two after finishing runners-up to Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League 2020-21.

Praful Patel's tenure as AIFF president violates code, Sports Ministry tells Supreme Court
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Praful Patel's tenure as AIFF president violates code, Sports Ministry tells Supreme Court

In an affidavit to the Supreme Court on 8 April in relation to a Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by the AIFF, the sports ministry said Patel's tenure was in violation of the Sports Code.

IWL 2021-22 fixtures announced: Women’s league to kick off on 15 April with simultaneous matches
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IWL 2021-22 fixtures announced: Women’s league to kick off on 15 April with simultaneous matches

The complete fixtures for the 2021-22 season of the Indian Women’s League was announced by the AIFF on Saturday.

Indian football's main issue is the lack of robust league structure, says AIFF general secretary Kushal Das
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Indian football's main issue is the lack of robust league structure, says AIFF general secretary Kushal Das

Kushal Das also said that the duration of the Indian Super League also needs to be increased.