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Glitzy new league may not be answer to India's soccer woes

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 15:27

A new franchise-based soccer league with celebrity owners will kick off in India later this year but not everyone is convinced that it will help lift the country out of the lower echelons of the world game.

Indian Super League set to herald new era, 8 teams to be unveiled on Sunday

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 21:46

Seeking to revolutionise football in the country, organisers of the much-anticipated Indian Super League will unveil the eight franchises on Sunday, with cricket legends, Bollywood stars and a host of corporates in the fray to own teams.

ISL football organisers receive `unprecedented` 30 bids

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 19:24

Anticipation around the Indian Super League football seems to be building with the organisers receiving positive response from about 30 interested parties, even as the deadline for submitting the bid documents has been extended by two days to March 26 and 27.

Will work for Darjeeling`s development: Baichung Bhutia

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 10:19

Lauding West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s handling of Darjeeling crisis, former India football captain Baichung Bhutia, who has been fielded by her Trinamool Congress for the Lok Sabha polls, promised to work for the development of the hills and serve pople with honesty.

AIFF facilitates TFA for its contribution to Indian football

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 22:25

Tata Football Academy was felicitated for its contribution to the game in the country by All India Football Federation and FICCI Sports Committee at a sports awards function held in New Delhi on Thursday, a company release said here.

I have been sleeping and waking up with football throughout: Sunil Chhetri

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 13:19

Sunil Chhetri was pleased after being named as the All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) Player of the Year on Friday.

AIFF GBM to amend constitution in line with Sports Code

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

All India Football Federation will amend its constitution to bring the age and tenure rule in line with the Sports Code in a Special General Body Meeting here on Friday.

Sunil Chhetri named AIFF Indian Player of the Year

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 19:53

Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri was named the 2013 AIFF Player of the Year by AIFF President Praful Patel during the Annual General Meeting here Friday.

India gets down to preparing for U-17 World Cup

Last Updated: Sunday, December 15, 2013, 17:17

India is gearing itself to host the Under-17 FIFA World Cup in 2017, in preparation for which, the country`s parent body for football, is giving the push to short-listed host cities to put infrastructure upgradation on the fast track.

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.

India to bid for 2015 and 2016 Club World Cup football: AIFF

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 18:41

Buoyed after the country was awarded the 2017 Under-17 FIFA World Cup`S hosting rights, the All India Football Federation is set to bid for the 2015 and 2016 editions of the Club World Championships.

Kerala to host Federation Cup football in January

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 16:06

Kerala will host the Federation Cup football from Jan 14-26 next year.