Praful Patel

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
AIFF vows to raise the bar in hosting U-17 FIFA World Cup

AIFF vows to raise the bar in hosting U-17 FIFA World Cup

The mega event will be held from October 6 to 28 across six cities.

May 23, 2017, 18:00 PM IST
Kangana Ranaut's 'Simran' poster looks intriguing!

Kangana Ranaut's 'Simran' poster looks intriguing!

Kangana Ranaut, who recently revealed the first poster of her film ' Manikarnika,' will next be seen in Hansal Mehta's 'Simran'.

May 14, 2017, 17:44 PM IST
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo likely to visit India for FIFA U-17 World Cup draw

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo likely to visit India for FIFA U-17 World Cup draw

The organisers have already confirmed that Spain's World Cup winning captain Carlos Puyol will visit India in May to mark the launch of ticket sales.

May 12, 2017, 11:21 AM IST
India extend support to Qatar for hosting 2022 FIFA World Cup

India extend support to Qatar for hosting 2022 FIFA World Cup

With India hosting the U-17 World Cup later this year, Patel said the country will look to work with Qatar to make Asia a force to reckon with in world football.

May 11, 2017, 20:32 PM IST
No I-League, ISL merger for next two-three years: AIFF President Praful Patel

No I-League, ISL merger for next two-three years: AIFF President Praful Patel

Earlier, it was mooted that ISL will be named the official league with 11 teams, including Bengaluru FC, East Bengal and Mohun Bagan.

May 06, 2017, 18:48 PM IST
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.

Mar 29, 2017, 22:54 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup: LOC launches volunteer programme for prestigious event

FIFA U-17 World Cup: LOC launches volunteer programme for prestigious event

The programme aims to reach out to people over 18 years, from a variety of backgrounds and involve them in the World Cup.
 

Mar 06, 2017, 16:42 PM IST
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.

Mar 01, 2017, 16:30 PM IST