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FIFA pays rich tribute to Mohun Bagan's historic 1911 IFA Shield triumph

FIFA pays rich tribute to Mohun Bagan's historic 1911 IFA Shield triumph

Mohun Bagan`s triumph over East Yorkshire Regiment in 1911 marked the first time an Indian club defeated a British team in the final of a major tournament.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Sports minister Vijay Goel to inspect Jawaharlal Stadium in Kochi

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Sports minister Vijay Goel to inspect Jawaharlal Stadium in Kochi

The Local Organising Committee of FIFA U-17 World Cup had earlier this month asserted that Kochi was on its way to complete preparation work by May 15, rubbishing speculations that the venue could be dropped.

Kochi will complete preparation work by May 15: FIFA U-17 World Cup organisers

Kochi will complete preparation work by May 15: FIFA U-17 World Cup organisers

Tournament Director Javier Ceppi said, "The state government of Kerala has put massive human resources to make sure that all deadlines are met.

WATCH: When Parliamentarians showcased their football skills with Sports Minister Vijay Goel

WATCH: When Parliamentarians showcased their football skills with Sports Minister Vijay Goel

Through the event, Goel urged the MPs to help in spreading the message by way of organising football tournaments at villages, block and district level.

Sourav Ganguly impressed with Umesh Yadav's form in the Border-Gavaskar series

Sourav Ganguly impressed with Umesh Yadav's form in the Border-Gavaskar series

Ganguly, who is the ambassador for FIFA U17 World Cup in India, is happy to see Kolkata getting the final of the marquee event.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium to host tournament final; semifinals in Guwahati, Navi Mumbai

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium to host tournament final; semifinals in Guwahati, Navi Mumbai

The 85,000 capacity Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan, which was refurbished by spending crores of rupees for the October 6-28 tournament, will also host the third place play-off match, one match each of round of 16 and quarterfinals, besides six Group F matches.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Goa unlikely to get marquee matches, confirms inspection team

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Goa unlikely to get marquee matches, confirms inspection team

"We had a test on the AFC U-16 and we have analysed the attendance data, which was certainly not too encouraging," tournament director Javier Ceppi said.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Inspection team fairly satisfied over progress at JLN Stadium, urges authorities to speed up preparation

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Inspection team fairly satisfied over progress at JLN Stadium, urges authorities to speed up preparation

FIFA's inspection team today sounded fairly satisfied over the progress at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, one of the venues for the U-17 World Cup, but urged authorities to speed up work on core areas like competition and training sites.

FIFA events chief Jaime Yarza promises to deliver 'magnificent' U-17 World Cup in India

FIFA events chief Jaime Yarza promises to deliver 'magnificent' U-17 World Cup in India

India is bracing up to host its biggest-ever football tournament, and the world's third biggest, from October 6 to 28 in six cities.

FIFA U-17 World Cup's Mission XI Million reaches 2000 school landmark

FIFA U-17 World Cup's Mission XI Million reaches 2000 school landmark

"Imagine that football has now become the sport of choice of 2000 schools in 14 states, so the potential is enormous. We are changing the landscape of football and sport in India."

 

FIFA World Cup: AIFF appoint Luis Norton de Matos as India's U-17 head coach for upcoming football event

FIFA World Cup: AIFF appoint Luis Norton de Matos as India's U-17 head coach for upcoming football event

De Matos has worked as a manager with several clubs in his native Portugal and was also the head coach of the Guinea-Bissau national team from 2010 to 2012.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: FIFA confirms Delhi will host U-17 Cup matches despite post-Diwali pollution

FIFA U-17 World Cup: FIFA confirms Delhi will host U-17 Cup matches despite post-Diwali pollution

Diwali will be celebrated on October 19 when the tournament moves to its advanced rounds.

AIFF boss Praful Patel appointed member of FIFA's finance committee

AIFF boss Praful Patel appointed member of FIFA's finance committee

Under Patel's tutelage, India won the rights to host its first FIFA World Cup, the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 and had hosted the AFC U-16 Championship last September.

India win AFC developing member award at Asian football's annual gala

India win AFC developing member award at Asian football's annual gala

AIFF President Praful Patel received the Award from AFC Vice-President Ali Kafashian at a glittering ceremony.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Indian players on par with Brazil's, says Bhaichung Bhutia

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Indian players on par with Brazil's, says Bhaichung Bhutia

Echoing Bhaichung's feelings, AIFF president Praful Patel dubbed the Indian U-17 World Cup squad as a "quantum change in development of Indian football".

FIFA confirms New Delhi as venue for U-17 football World Cup

FIFA confirms New Delhi as venue for U-17 football World Cup

The capital, thus, became the fourth venue to be ratified to host next year's FIFA U-17 World Cup New after Kochi, Navi Mumbai and Goa.

Kochi gets approval by high-level FIFA delegation as World Cup U-17 venue

Kochi gets approval by high-level FIFA delegation as World Cup U-17 venue

Tournament Director Javier Ceppi told reporters here that Kochi becomes the first Indian city to be officially declared as one of the venues to host the next year`s U-17 World Cup.

U-17 World Cup Logo launch: India is passionate giant of football, says FIFA President Infantino

U-17 World Cup Logo launch: India is passionate giant of football, says FIFA President Infantino

AIFF President Praful Patel dubbed the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 to be a "milestone for Indian Football."

I see an outset of a footballing atmosphere in India: Narendra Modi

I see an outset of a footballing atmosphere in India: Narendra Modi

Modi had earlier urged Indian football fans to give suggestions and ideas to help make the game more popular throughout the country.

FIFA happy with DY Patil Stadium facilities for U-17 World Cup

FIFA happy with DY Patil Stadium facilities for U-17 World Cup

India's Navi Mumbai is one of the six provisional venues for hosting the 17th edition of the tournament.