Aiming at development of football in the Himalayan state, the Sikkim Football Association (SFA) met with premier division football clubs here, including the iconic former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia.
In an effort to host a successful Under-17 Football World Cup and put up a team that befits the occasion, national team skipper Sunil Chhetri today said he will be preparing a plan in this regard along with former captain Bhaichung Bhutia and reputed coach Derrick Pereira.
Adding to the celebrations of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Kirti Azad – a member of India`s 1983 World Cup winning team, won from Bihar`s Darbhanga after beating RJD`s Mohammed Ali Ashraf Fatmi by 35043 votes.
Aiming to beef up the technical know-how ahead of the 2017 Under-17 World Cup, AIFF president Praful Patel today suggested the formation of a special committee involving former and current skippers Bhaichung Bhutia and Sunil Chhetri.
As many as nine of the 47 candidates in the fray in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal are crorepatis (millionaires), with football icon Bhaichung Bhutia of Trinamool Congress leading the pack.
Expressing frustration over the lack of effort and professionalism on part of the state and district associations, former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Thursday said CEOs and development officers should be appointed at those places to keep a tab on the progress ahead of the 2017 Under-17 World Cup.
English Premier League side West Bromwich Albion are in talks with some leading Indian companies after their current sponsor decided to pull the plug in the wake of striker Nicolas Anelka`s controversial racism-linked goal celebration in an EPL match.
As Indian football rejoices after winning the bid to host the Under-17 World Cup, former captain Bhaichung Bhutia friday said, the more difficult task for the country would be to put together a good team to compete in the mega-event and develop the infrastructure.
Indian football team coach Wim Koevermans` contract will be extended till the end of next year`s Asian Games in October, the AIFF`s technical committee, headed by former captain Bhaichung Bhutia, decided here on Monday.
Former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Monday said that even renowned coach Alex Ferguson would not be able to take India into World Cup without proper infrastructure and involvement of committed people in the running of the game in the country.