Praful Patel

Gujarat results would have been 'different' if Congress aligned with NCP: Praful Patel

Gujarat results would have been 'different' if Congress aligned with NCP: Praful Patel

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel on Monday said the Gujarat results could have "been different" if the Congress had aligned with his party.

Dec 18, 2017, 12:26 PM IST
Jolt to Congress, NCP to contest Gujarat Assembly Elections solo

Jolt to Congress, NCP to contest Gujarat Assembly Elections solo

Voting for the two-phase polls are scheduled for December 9 and 14. The vote count will take place on December 18.

Nov 20, 2017, 11:28 AM IST
Relief for Praful Patel, SC appoints former India captain Bhaskar Ganguly as AIFF ombudsman

Relief for Praful Patel, SC appoints former India captain Bhaskar Ganguly as AIFF ombudsman

Ganguly, who served as captain of the Indian team at the 1982 Asian Games, will serve as ombudsman along with former Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi.

Nov 12, 2017, 14:06 PM IST
India next big market in football, want to capture it: Hassan Al Thawadi

India next big market in football, want to capture it: Hassan Al Thawadi

Qatar will be the first Gulf nation to host football's showpiece. The first World Cup in Asia was jointly hosted by Japan and South Korea in 2002.

Nov 08, 2017, 22:14 PM IST
SC to hear plea against removal of AIFF chief Praful Patel

SC to hear plea against removal of AIFF chief Praful Patel

The Supreme Court will hear on Friday an All India Football Federation (AIFF) plea challenging a Delhi High Court order setting aside the election of NCP leader Praful Patel as its president.

Nov 08, 2017, 13:55 PM IST

Sharad Pawar could be PM in 2019: Praful Patel

Praful Patel on Monday said Sharad Pawar could be the PM after the 2019 elections.

Nov 06, 2017, 19:08 PM IST
After Praful Patel's ouster as AIFF boss, FIFA warns Indian federation over outside interference

After Praful Patel's ouster as AIFF boss, FIFA warns Indian federation over outside interference

Touted as a revolutionary moment for Indian football, India had hosted the most attended U-17 World Cup in the history last month.

Nov 04, 2017, 15:59 PM IST
India to have Centre of Excellence with FIFA help: AIFF

India to have Centre of Excellence with FIFA help: AIFF

Praful Patel said six AIFF academies will be established spread across the country, each one housing 30-50 young boys and girls.

Oct 26, 2017, 21:01 PM IST
Would urge FIFA to take up India's U-20 World Cup bid seriously: Praful Patel

Would urge FIFA to take up India's U-20 World Cup bid seriously: Praful Patel

Besides the U-20 World Cup, the All India Football Federation is also eyeing a Club World Cup in 2020-21 and an AFC Asian Cup.

Oct 05, 2017, 21:56 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup: PM Modi to witness opening day actions at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

FIFA U-17 World Cup: PM Modi to witness opening day actions at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

Patel had said last week that he had extended an invitation to the prime minister to attend India's opening match.

Oct 05, 2017, 19:04 PM IST
Happy to continue with overseas scouting programme: Praful Patel

Happy to continue with overseas scouting programme: Praful Patel

The programme was launched keeping the U-17 World Cup in mind but Patel said that "we will be happy to continue with the programme".

Sep 27, 2017, 15:25 PM IST
India submits bid to host FIFA U-20 World Cup

India submits bid to host FIFA U-20 World Cup

Patel, who has been heading AIFF since 2012, in another announcement said the AIFF will set up a National Centre of Excellence for the footballers which will be home for senior/junior men and women teams.

Sep 27, 2017, 00:21 AM IST
India 100 percent ready to host FIFA U-17 World Cup: Praful Patel

India 100 percent ready to host FIFA U-17 World Cup: Praful Patel

In an effort to field a strong team, the AIFF has arranged for an exposure trip of Europe where it faced Serbia, Macedonia and Benfica SL among other club and national teams.

Sep 26, 2017, 19:42 PM IST
AIFF boss Praful Patel boasts of India having international standard infrastructure

AIFF boss Praful Patel boasts of India having international standard infrastructure

Patel, who has been at the helm of affairs for more than eight years, said that India is ready for the mega-event starting October 6.

Sep 15, 2017, 20:41 PM IST
Virat Kohli parts ways with Premier Futsal because of pressure from AIFF: Report

Virat Kohli parts ways with Premier Futsal because of pressure from AIFF: Report

The three-week tournament will start off at Dome, Mumbai where the home team Mumbai Warriors will lock horns against Delhi Dragons.  

Sep 15, 2017, 16:38 PM IST
Kolkata to host FIFA Council Meeting ahead of U-17 World Cup final

Kolkata to host FIFA Council Meeting ahead of U-17 World Cup final

With FIFA giving high "importance" to India, Patel said that the AIFF's bid to host the U-20 World Cup in 2019 has also got a big fillip.

Aug 31, 2017, 23:11 PM IST
Praful Patel hints things may change in ISL next year

Praful Patel hints things may change in ISL next year

I-League will run concurrently with the ISL this season (2017-18).

Aug 31, 2017, 23:09 PM IST
AIFF chief Praful Patel`s proposed new competition for top teams hits roadblock

AIFF chief Praful Patel`s proposed new competition for top teams hits roadblock

India would be taking part in the SAFF Championship next year from May 1-12 and before that national team coach Stephen Constantine is likely to hold a preparation camp.

Jun 14, 2017, 23:42 PM IST

Presidential election: Opposition parties to meet on June 14

Opposition parties will meet on June 14 to formally begin discussions on the presidential and vice presidential elections, sources said on Monday.

Jun 12, 2017, 12:05 PM IST
East Bengal, Mohun Bagan meet AIFF but impasse continues over ISL

East Bengal, Mohun Bagan meet AIFF but impasse continues over ISL

Earlier, the AFC had intervened in the matter with a meeting at its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur but there too the logjam had continued and a fresh meeting was called in the national capital.

Jun 10, 2017, 22:07 PM IST