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FIFA team inspects Cooperage ground in Mumbai

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 17:10

A two-member FIFA team visited the refurbished Cooperage football ground here today to have a look at its artificial playing surface and other amenities as part of their inspection of eight venues short-listed to host the Under-17 World Cup in 2017.

Unhappy over 2017 Under-17 World Cup preps, Bhaichung Bhutia slams associations

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 21:25

Expressing frustration over the lack of effort and professionalism on part of the state and district associations, former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Thursday said CEOs and development officers should be appointed at those places to keep a tab on the progress ahead of the 2017 Under-17 World Cup.

AIFF amends its constitution in line with Sports Code

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 21:45

All India Football Federation (AIFF) today amended its constitution to bring the age and tenure rule in line with the Sports Code in a Special General Body Meeting here.

Tough for Kolkata, Mumbai to meet Under-17 World Cup standards: AIFF

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 04:29

All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel Monday dropped hints that Kolkata and Mumbai may lose out on hosting 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup matches if infrastructure is not upgraded immediately to meet international standards.

U-17 WC as initiative of new era in Indian football: Chhetri

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 19:03

National captain Sunil Chhetri says winning the bid to host the 2017 Under-17 World Cup has heralded a "new era" in Indian football and the onus will now be on all stakeholders to ensure a successful tournament.

`U-17 World Cup best thing to happen to Indian football`

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 18:41

The youngsters were fast asleep when FIFA voted far away in Brazil that India will host the under-17 World Cup in 2017. For the awestruck Delhi schoolboys it was as good as the country hosting the main World Cup itself and they burst into a loud cheer on hearing the news when they assembled for their customary morning football work-out Friday.

Will have to ensure good team at U-17 WC: Bhutia

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 17:20

As Indian football rejoices after winning the bid to host the Under-17 World Cup, former captain Bhaichung Bhutia friday said, the more difficult task for the country would be to put together a good team to compete in the mega-event and develop the infrastructure.

India to host 2017 Under-17 FIFA World Cup

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 22:22

India will host the FIFA Under-17 World Cup football in 2017 with the world governing body today awarding the right to host the prestigious tournament to the country in its executive committee meeting in Salvador da Bahia in Brazil.

Indian government clears Under-17 WC bid

Last Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2013, 14:03

In what could only be seen as good news for India, the government is set to clear the bid made by the country to hose the Under-17 World Cup in 2017 when the union cabinet takes up this matter on Thursday.

India`s 2017 U-17 World Cup bid gets support from FIFA VP

Last Updated: Monday, May 06, 2013, 16:09

World football governing body`s vice-president Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein on Monday backed India`s bid to host the 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

U-17 World Cup: FIFA wants to educate AIFF

Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2013, 18:42

FIFA is keen on educating the AIFF officials on the nitty-gritty associated with organising big international football events.

I-League to promote football, says AIFF vice-president

Last Updated: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 12:22

Optimistic about the bright future of the Indian football, All India Football federation (AIFF) Vice-President, Ankur Dutta said the I-league introduced by the federation is a step in right direction to promote football in the country.