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I-League 2021-22 likely to be hosted in Kolkata: AIFF

PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2021 08:51 PM IST
  • The decision was taken after a AIFF League committee's virtual meeting.
The Indian football team with coach Igor Stimac. (File Photo)(AIFF)
The Indian football team with coach Igor Stimac. (File Photo)(AIFF)

India faced with tall order: AIFF general secy ahead of WC, Asian Cup Qualifiers

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2021 10:22 PM IST
AIFF general secretary Kushal Das on Monday said the men's national team will have its task cut out in the remaining joint 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup Qualifiers in Qatar next month.
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AIFF's plan to send Indian women's team to 2027 World Cup gets endorsement

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2021 04:31 PM IST
It is worth mentioning that AIFF president Praful Patel had said that the national women's side can qualify for the FIFA World Cup before the men's team does, despite the less attention given to it.
Players in action during Hero I league football match between Punjab (black) and Real Kashmir (white) in Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana.(Harsimar Pal Singh/Hindustan Times)
Players in action during Hero I league football match between Punjab (black) and Real Kashmir (white) in Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana.(Harsimar Pal Singh/Hindustan Times)

AIFF's bubble is a case study for international federations, institutions: Das

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2021 03:26 PM IST
"Praise came in from FIFA, AFC. Indian football's bio-bubble protocol is a case study for many -- not just in sports management institutions, but across international federations as well," Das said.
Football representational image(HT Image)
Football representational image(HT Image)

AIFF hoping Qatar can waive quarantine

By Dhiman Sarkar, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2021 10:27 PM IST
India's request to defer the qualifiers due to the second wave of Covid-19 leading to a massive surge in cases and deaths in the country has been turned down by the Asian Football Confederation.
Nirmal Chettri(FC Goa / Twitter)
Nirmal Chettri(FC Goa / Twitter)

Bhaichung, Renedy inspired me to do social work: Nirmal Chettri

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 09:50 PM IST
The 30-year-old fullback has founded a club in his locality called FC Melli. Not only does the club plays in tournaments, but it also arranges charities for the needy.
Robbie Fowler has been suspended and fined.(East Bengal/Twitter)
Robbie Fowler has been suspended and fined.(East Bengal/Twitter)

More trouble for suspended East Bengal coach Fowler, show-caused again by AIFF

PTI |
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 06:00 PM IST
Fowler is suspended till his side's penultimate league match on February 23 against NorthEast United FC.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)

Greater leeway in I-League to change players

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 05:09 PM IST
Prior to the pandemic affected 2020-21 season, teams were not allowed to replace Indian players but could swap three foreigners. Including an Asian player, all teams are allowed four imports.
File photo of East Bengal vs Mohun Bagan I-League match.(HT Photo)
File photo of East Bengal vs Mohun Bagan I-League match.(HT Photo)

Took great effort from stakeholders to organise I-League in times of COVID-19: AIFF Secy

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 09:03 PM IST
as said the qualifiers for the I-League in October 2020 was the first sporting event to be organised in India during the COVID-19 pandemic and with the tournament slated to get underway, the league committee has ensured that football stays undisturbed by the pandemic.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)

Maintenance of bio-secure bubble will be critical during I-League: CEO

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 04:35 PM IST
The AIFF has gained experience regarding the maintenance of bio-secure bubble during the I-League Qualifiers in October last though it was on a much smaller scale with just five teams competing.
Sudeva FC team.(Sudeva FC)
Sudeva FC team.(Sudeva FC)

In the I-League, Sudeva FC gives Delhi football a reason to cheer

KOLKATA/GUWAHATI | By Dhiman Sarkar and Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 11:42 PM IST
The Indians-only squad, clarified club co-founder Anuj Gupta, is not a fixed idea. “That will depend on whether I want to win the league or stay in the league.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)

Former India striker Abhishek Yadav appointed as AIFF’s first deputy general secretary

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 05:24 PM IST
The 40-year-old former international, who has played with the likes of Bhaichung Bhutia, Sunil Chhetri, Mahesh Gawli and Climax Lawrence, has been serving as national team’s director since January 2018.
Players of Indian Arrows.(Indian Arrows/Facebook)
Players of Indian Arrows.(Indian Arrows/Facebook)

Aim is to prepare Indian Arrows players for 2022 AFC U-19 Qualifiers: Venkatesh

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 10:04 PM IST
The Arrows are currently quarantining in Kolkata ahead of the 2020/21 season of the I-League beginning on January 9.
File image of Praful Patel(AIFF)
File image of Praful Patel(AIFF)

AIFF extends term of its ExCo, Patel says he will not contest future elections

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 10:35 PM IST
A resolution was passed during the virtual Annual General Body Meeting to extend the term of the executive committee till the SC gives it verdict on framing of new constitution and election process.
Football generic image(AIFF)
Football generic image(AIFF)

No elections in AIFF’s AGM, FIFA tells it to fulfil obligations like managing affairs independently

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 06:24 PM IST
Under normal circumstances, the elections would have to be held during the AGM with Praful Patel, who has been AIFF president since 2012, ineligible to contest as per the Sports Code.
AIFF President Praful Patel and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju during the launch of India’s bid book for the 2027 AFC Asian Cup(AIFF Photo)
AIFF President Praful Patel and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju during the launch of India’s bid book for the 2027 AFC Asian Cup(AIFF Photo)

Patel says India’s bid for 2027 AFC Asian Cup will face tough challenge

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 10:19 PM IST
Unveiling the Bid Book to host the continental showpiece in 2027 along with Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, Patel said the AIFF is hopeful of winning the hosting right of the tournament which will be competed among 24 teams.
Photo of Indian footballer Bala Devi(Twitter)
Photo of Indian footballer Bala Devi(Twitter)

Mary Kom a big source of inspiration for me: Bala Devi

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 06:29 PM IST
Bala, the first Indian woman to play professional football in a top-flight league in Europe, talked about an interaction with the six-time world champion and Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom during the 2014 Asian Games.
Amisha Baxla had been training with seven other players in a camp organised by local authorities in Ranchi in the last few months.(Twitter)
Amisha Baxla had been training with seven other players in a camp organised by local authorities in Ranchi in the last few months.(Twitter)

U-17 World Cup dream dashed, India players focus on finding jobs

Guwahati | By Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 09:33 AM IST
It was a blow to the India players who had dreamt of their moment in the spotlight early next year, after it had already been postponed once due to the pandemic.

Five ISL clubs fail to secure license from AIFF, need to appeal or seek exemption

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 07:21 PM IST
Odisha FC, NorthEast United FC, Kerala Blasters, Hyderabad FC and new entrants Sporting Club East Bengal are the five clubs which were not handed licenses by the AIFF to be able to take part in AFC and national competitions this season.
I League Football Tournament trophy(@ILeagueOfficial)
I League Football Tournament trophy(@ILeagueOfficial)

I-League 2020-21 to start on January 9, announces AIFF

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 04:37 PM IST
Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the previous edition of the second-tier league was stopped abruptly before football action resumed in India through the I-League Qualifier in October this year.
Football generic image.(AIFF)
Football generic image.(AIFF)

After football, will other sport resume in India?

Kolkata/New Delhi | By Dhiman Sarkar and Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 09:48 AM IST
Even though the football season is set to resume in India, experts remain divided over the resumption of other sports.
Anwar Ali(AIFF)
Anwar Ali(AIFF)

Delhi High Court allows Anwar Ali to play until AIFF’s final decision

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 05:55 PM IST
The court overruled the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Medical Committee’s recommendation to bar him from playing competitive football.
Since the last season of the Indian Women’s League, which ended in mid-February, India’s women footballers have been out of action and the future remains uncertain.(AIFF)
Since the last season of the Indian Women’s League, which ended in mid-February, India’s women footballers have been out of action and the future remains uncertain.(AIFF)

Pandemic kicks women’s football to touch in India

NEW DELHI | By Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 01:30 PM IST
When the pandemic jettisoned sport, Bala’s Rangers career was one league game old. The women’s league in Scotland will resume on Sunday– Bala’s team will play Heart of Midlothian on the opening day– but women’s football is likely to be the hardest hit among all sport by Covid-19.
Representational image.(AIFF)
Representational image.(AIFF)

With I-League 2nd div final round, sport restarts in India

Hindustan Times, Kolkata/New Delhi | By Dhiman Sarkar & Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 09:21 PM IST
A player testing negative will still be quarantined for six days if his roommate is Covid positive. Players can bring their gaming consoles even firesticks but gadgets, water bottles and bibs cannot be shared.
File image of Praful Patel.(PTI)
File image of Praful Patel.(PTI)

We have taken first step to restart football activities: AIFF president Praful Patel

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 03:53 PM IST
The cash-rich Indian Super League (ISL) backed by the AIFF, in all likelihood, will be the first sporting competition in the country after a phased opening of the lockdown. The event starts October 20 and will be held in Goa.
Footballs on the pitch before a match(Reuters)
Footballs on the pitch before a match(Reuters)

I-League Qualifier to begin on October 8 in Kolkata, to kick-start football season

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 09:23 PM IST
Five clubs will battle it out for a single I-League qualification spot at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata and the Kalyani Municipal Stadium in Kalyani, West Bengal.
File image of Anwar Ali.(PTI)
File image of Anwar Ali.(PTI)

I just want to play and I am fine, says Anwar Ali after tests

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 05:11 PM IST
This is what the promising centre-back told the owner of his childhood club, Minerva Punjab, after being diagnosed with the condition last year, which eventually led to the termination of his contract with ISL franchise, Mumbai City FC, following consultations with top doctors in France and Mumbai.
File image of East Bengal.(East Bengal/Facebook)
File image of East Bengal.(East Bengal/Facebook)

East Bengal finally get an investor, all set to play ISL 7

Kolkata | By Dhiman Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 08:06 PM IST
In an unprecedented announcement at the state secretariat Nabanna in Howrah, Banerjee said with the coming in of Shree Cement, East Bengal is “self-sufficient to complete the formalities” to play in the ISL.
Bhaichung Bhutia(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Bhaichung Bhutia(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Stadium named after Bhutia to be inaugurated after Covid-19 pandemic subsides

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 04:52 PM IST
The stadium is in Namchi, which is 25 kilometres away from the maestro’s birthplace in Tinkitam.
File image of Bhaichung Bhutia.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
File image of Bhaichung Bhutia.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Our target should be to regularly qualify for Asian Cup, Youth World Cups: Bhutia

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 04:35 PM IST
Bhutia stressed on the importance of continuously producing quality players for the national team by focussing on the grassroots.
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