All India Football Federation's Secretary Kushal Das on Friday said Englishman Stephen Constantine was preferred head coach of Indian men's football team over North-East United FC Coach Ricki Herbert mainly due to his earlier Indian experience.
Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) defender Arnab Mondal attributes his superlative performances in the Indian Super League (ISL) to the improved facilities in the inaugural tournament and says the enhanced infrastructure should be replicated in tournaments like the I-league and the Federation Cup for Indian football to rise in FIFA rankings.
India defender Moirangthem Gouramangi Singh is looking forward to the start of the I-League football season on January 17 and representing debutant club Bharat FC in the tournament after his stint at the Indian Super League, which ended last month.
The Hero Indian Super League football tournament, the inaugural season of which ended yesterday with Athletico de Kolkata crowned as champions, will have September 15-December 15 window kept open for the second edition.
James Keene of NorthEast United FC has been suspended for next two matches of the team as per fixture of Indian Super League, for the breach of All India Football Federation Disciplinary Code for Violent Conduct and Fair Play.
Aiming to prepare a strong squad for the Under-17 World Cup in 2017, the All India Football Federation today said that the inaugural edition of the proposed AIFF U-15 tournament for I-League clubs will be held next year.
India has pulled out of mounting a bid for 2015 and 2016 FIFA Club World Cups, according to All India Football Federation officials. A decision on the host city of the 2015 and 2016 editions of Club World Cup will be taken in Morocco next month.
All India Football Federation today signed an agreement with Brazillian top division side Atletico Paranaense for a technical cooperation which will allow the national Under-17 team to train in the South American club.
All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel is delighted with the response the ongoing Indian Super League has got so far and said the tournament has brought lot of enthusiasm to the beautiful game in the country.
All India Football Federation General Secretary Kushal Das on Friday said that there was no evidence of Atletico de Kolkata head coach Antonio Lopez Habas attacking FC Goa star player Robert Pires during an Indian Super League match in Margao.
All India Football Federation on Friday reduced the four-match suspension handed on Atletico de Kolkata head coach Antonio Lopez Habas to two games after an appeal hearing pertaining to the breach of disciplinary code during the ongoing Indian Super League.
All India Football Federation has signed up with FIFA's subsidiary, Early Warning System (EWS), to ensure that the Indian Super League and other domestic and international matches in the country are corruption free.
FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke Wednesday said the presence of big stars in the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) will lure youngsters into taking up football, helping the growth of the sport in India.