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Greater leeway in I-League to change players

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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Representational image.(File)

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

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
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.
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Photo of India U17 women’s coach Thomas Dennerby(Twitter)
Photo of India U17 women’s coach Thomas Dennerby(Twitter)

AIFF hints at extension for Dennerby, eyes role for U-17 players in future senior team

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 10:35 PM IST
As consolation, the All India Football Federation on Wednesday assured them that they would be considered for selection to the senior team in the near future.
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Representational image.(AIFF)
Representational image.(AIFF)

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

By Dhiman Sarkar & Bhargab Sarmah | Hindustan Times, Kolkata/New Delhi
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.
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Maymol Rocky(AIFF)
Maymol Rocky(AIFF)

Introduction of strength training has worked wonders: Maymol Rocky

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 04:35 PM IST
While the team’s core strength, fitness and footballing aptitude was being formed at the camp, Maymol realised that it was a comparatively young and inexperienced side that she had at her disposal.
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AIFF secretary Kushal Das.(AIFF Image)
AIFF secretary Kushal Das.(AIFF Image)

AIFF is ready to provide its expertise to Football Delhi: AIFF’s Kushal Das

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 11:50 PM IST
Das urged Football Delhi to come up with a strategy including vision and specific goals for short and long term.
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File image of AIFF secretary Kushal Das.(AIFF Image)
File image of AIFF secretary Kushal Das.(AIFF Image)

I-League club from Delhi could be announced next week: AIFF

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 11:55 PM IST
Das made the significant announcement hours after AIFF president Praful Patel said Delhi could see two I-League teams in the upcoming season of the league.
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File image of Kushal Das.(Hindustan Times)
File image of Kushal Das.(Hindustan Times)

Indian football on cusp of next level of development: AIFF Gen Secy

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 04:14 PM IST
Speaking at an online opening session of a coach education course jointly organised by the AIFF and the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Das said Indian football has improved its standard in recent years.
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AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das .(Hindustan Times)
AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das .(Hindustan Times)

AIFF plans to hold national camp in September before WC qualifier against Qatar

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 04:44 PM IST
“With regards to the senior men’s team, our plan is to start the camp sometimes in early September. We want the camp in Bhubaneswar as the match against Qatar was scheduled there,” Das said.
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AIFF President Kusal Das.(Image Credit: AIFF)
AIFF President Kusal Das.(Image Credit: AIFF)

Women’s U-17 World Cup will be held behind closed doors in worst-case scenario: AIFF

By Press Trust of India | PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 06:30 PM IST
Already postponed once, the tournament is to be held from February 17 to March 7 next year as per the revised schedule.
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AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das(Hindustan Times)
AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das(Hindustan Times)

‘Safety & human lives of paramount importance’: AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das on roadmap for Indian football amid Covid-19 crisis

By Karan Prashant Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 11:32 AM IST
The football pre-season in India usually kicks off somewhere around late July or the beginning of August and keeping that in mind, the Hindustan Times spoke to AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das on what steps could be taken to see a safe resumption of the sport in the country amid the ongoing global pandemic.
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File image of Indian football team in action during a training session.(AIFF)
File image of Indian football team in action during a training session.(AIFF)

Coronavirus Outbreak: India-Tajikistan friendly likely to be postponed

By Indo Asian News Service | Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 12:41 PM IST
The number of global coronavirus cases have reached more than 90,0000 with over 3,000 deaths reported across the world so far.
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File image: Odisha FC players during a practice session at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar(PTI)
File image: Odisha FC players during a practice session at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar(PTI)

Kalinga Stadium to host India’s FIFA World Cup qualifier against Qatar

By PTI | Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 07:53 PM IST
The Kalinga Stadium, which is the home ground of Odisha FC, witnessed impressive turnout this season.
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File image of Praful Patel.(ANI)
File image of Praful Patel.(ANI)

Women’s U-17 World Cup will provide India global recognition: Praful Patel

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 06:25 PM IST
Patel chaired the federation’s Annual General Meeting which was attended by general secretary Kushal Das, senior vice-president Subrata Dutta, KMI Mather, Manvendra Singh and all executive committee members among others
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Image for representation(AIFF PHOTO)
Image for representation(AIFF PHOTO)

AIFF runs out of money, awaits clearance of dues by commercial partner

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 02:56 PM IST
As per the agreement signed in 2010 between AIFF and IMG-Reliance, the federation is entitled to get an annual payment of Rs 50 crore from its commercial partner.
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File image of former Indian football coach Stephen Constantine.(REUTERS)
File image of former Indian football coach Stephen Constantine.(REUTERS)

AIFF sets May 7 deadline to select Constantine’s successor

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2019 11:34 PM IST
The AIFF will call a meeting of its technical committee on April 15 and hand over 38 applications it has pruned from a total of around 250.
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File image of Praful Patel(Getty Images for Cartier)
File image of Praful Patel(Getty Images for Cartier)

Praful Patel elected as FIFA Council member, first from India

By PTI | Kuala Lumpur
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2019 11:38 AM IST
The AIFF chief was one of the eight candidates vying for the spot in the election which was held during the 29th AFC (Asian Football Confederations) Congress in the Malaysian capital.
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A file photo of former India coach Stephen Constantine.(REUTERS)
A file photo of former India coach Stephen Constantine.(REUTERS)

More than 250 applicants for Indian football team coach’s job

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2019 08:23 PM IST
The post has been left vacant since Stephen Constantine resigned following the Indian team’s failure to make the knockouts of the AFC Asian Cup after coming close to doing so.
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File image: Players of Minerva Punjab FC (Blue) and Real Kashmir FC (Yellow)(Karun Sharma/Hindustan Times)
File image: Players of Minerva Punjab FC (Blue) and Real Kashmir FC (Yellow)(Karun Sharma/Hindustan Times)

Super Cup match called off after Minerva’s boycott, play unlikely on Saturday also

By PTI | Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2019 09:26 PM IST
Former I-League champions Minerva did not take the field on Friday against Indian Super League side Pune City FC. The Punjab side had also skipped the mandatory pre-match press conference on Thursday.
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A file photo of the I-League match between Minerva Punjab and Shillong Lajong.(HT Photo)
A file photo of the I-League match between Minerva Punjab and Shillong Lajong.(HT Photo)

Minerva Punjab pull out of Super Cup, cite unfair treatment to I-League clubs

By Press Trust of India | Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 10:00 PM IST
Former champions Minerva Punjab finished 10th in the just-concluded 2018-19 season of the league.
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Stephen Constantine reacts during the Asian Cup 2019.(REUTERS)
Stephen Constantine reacts during the Asian Cup 2019.(REUTERS)

AIFF has no plans to appoint Indian football team coach before April-May

By Sayan Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2019 05:58 PM IST
All India Football Federation (AIFF) said that the football governing body has begun the process of searching but stressed that the position will not filled until April-May at least.
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India U-20 football team, who defeated Argentina at the COTIF Cup, will next play a tournament in Croatia.(Twitter)
India U-20 football team, who defeated Argentina at the COTIF Cup, will next play a tournament in Croatia.(Twitter)

India U-20 football team set for tournament in Croatia after beating Argentina

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2018 05:17 PM IST
India notched up one of its most memorable football triumphs when its under-20 team stunned traditional giants Argentina 2-1 despite being reduced to 10 men in a pulsating contest at the COTIF Cup in Valencia.
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Indian football team is likely to be part of South West Asian Football Federation which will also have Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.(AFP/Getty Images)
Indian football team is likely to be part of South West Asian Football Federation which will also have Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.(AFP/Getty Images)

India likely to join new regional grouping of South West Asian Football Federation

By PTI | PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2018 07:17 PM IST
India will continue to be part of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) whose four other members Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives will also join the new grouping South West Asian Football Federation
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The 17-page report, authored by Alex Philips of Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and Nic Coward, a Fifa consultant, also recommends an expanded football league in India with 16 teams no later than 2022-23, with the bottom two teams being relegated.(AIFF Twitter)
The 17-page report, authored by Alex Philips of Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and Nic Coward, a Fifa consultant, also recommends an expanded football league in India with 16 teams no later than 2022-23, with the bottom two teams being relegated.(AIFF Twitter)

Indian clubs face ban if single football league not started from 2019-20: Fifa-backed report

By Dhiman Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 09:19 AM IST
The All India Football Federation general secretary Kushal Das recently said the AIFF is in no rush to merge the leagues, but the Fifa report is likely to change that.
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