Bhutia appointed AIFF technical committee head
Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia has been appointed chairman of the All India Football Federation's technical committee, marking the Sikkimese sniper's foray into administration.sports Updated: Mar 20, 2013 23:06 IST
Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia has been appointed chairman of the All India Football Federation's technical committee, marking the Sikkimese sniper's foray into administration.
Bhutia, who retired from international football in 2011, was the torchbearer of Indian football during a 16-year career.
Mourinho expresses FIFA award doubt
Madrid: Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho questioned the awarding of FIFA's World Coach of the Year for 2012 to Spain manager Vicente del Bosque, claiming there were people who voted for him that had their votes changed.
The Portuguese, who finished second, didn't attend the gala event in Zurich in January due to what he believed to be irregularities in the vote.
Croatia gear up for war rivals Serbia
Zagreb: Croatia and Serbia's footballers play each other for the first time since independence on Friday, in a highly charged tie given wider significance by political, cultural and historical ties and fresh memories of war.
The run-up to the Group A World Cup qualification match in Zagreb has dominated the media in both countries for several weeks and been billed the "match of the decade".
Russia face 'most important' game
Belfast: Russia coach Fabio Capello says Friday's match against Northern Ireland is their most important remaining World Cup qualifier as he looks to extend their winning streak to five matches and move closer to 2014's finals.
"A win in Belfast would take us a huge step towards the World Cup in Brazil," said the former England manager, who replaced Dick Advocaat.