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FIFA U-17 World Cup: FIFA confirms Delhi will host U-17 Cup matches despite post-Diwali pollution

FIFA U-17 World Cup: FIFA confirms Delhi will host U-17 Cup matches despite post-Diwali pollution

Diwali will be celebrated on October 19 when the tournament moves to its advanced rounds.

AIFF boss Praful Patel appointed member of FIFA's finance committee

AIFF boss Praful Patel appointed member of FIFA's finance committee

Under Patel's tutelage, India won the rights to host its first FIFA World Cup, the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 and had hosted the AFC U-16 Championship last September.

India win AFC developing member award at Asian football's annual gala

India win AFC developing member award at Asian football's annual gala

AIFF President Praful Patel received the Award from AFC Vice-President Ali Kafashian at a glittering ceremony.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Indian players on par with Brazil's, says Bhaichung Bhutia

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Indian players on par with Brazil's, says Bhaichung Bhutia

Echoing Bhaichung's feelings, AIFF president Praful Patel dubbed the Indian U-17 World Cup squad as a "quantum change in development of Indian football".

FIFA confirms New Delhi as venue for U-17 football World Cup

FIFA confirms New Delhi as venue for U-17 football World Cup

The capital, thus, became the fourth venue to be ratified to host next year's FIFA U-17 World Cup New after Kochi, Navi Mumbai and Goa.

Kochi gets approval by high-level FIFA delegation as World Cup U-17 venue

Kochi gets approval by high-level FIFA delegation as World Cup U-17 venue

Tournament Director Javier Ceppi told reporters here that Kochi becomes the first Indian city to be officially declared as one of the venues to host the next year`s U-17 World Cup.

U-17 World Cup Logo launch: India is passionate giant of football, says FIFA President Infantino

U-17 World Cup Logo launch: India is passionate giant of football, says FIFA President Infantino

AIFF President Praful Patel dubbed the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 to be a "milestone for Indian Football."

I see an outset of a footballing atmosphere in India: Narendra Modi

I see an outset of a footballing atmosphere in India: Narendra Modi

Modi had earlier urged Indian football fans to give suggestions and ideas to help make the game more popular throughout the country.

FIFA happy with DY Patil Stadium facilities for U-17 World Cup

FIFA happy with DY Patil Stadium facilities for U-17 World Cup

India's Navi Mumbai is one of the six provisional venues for hosting the 17th edition of the tournament.

Football organisation in India need an upturn after Stephen Constantine attack

Football organisation in India need an upturn after Stephen Constantine attack

Even prior to the start of SAFF Cup, problems had aroused regarding the turf war.

Boys shaping up well for U-17 World Cup: Bhaichung Bhutia

Boys shaping up well for U-17 World Cup: Bhaichung Bhutia

 Indian football icon Bhaichung Bhutia was all praise for the national U-16 side who have produced an impressive performance in the qualifying round in Iran.

India will bid for U-20 World Cup in future: Top AIFF official

India will bid for U-20 World Cup in future: Top AIFF official

India will bid to organise the under-20 World Cup in future to go with its hosting of the U-17 World Cup in two years' time, All India Football Federation's (AIFF) general secretary Kushal Das said here.

Mohun Bagan-East Bengal derby test for relaid grass turf at Salt Lake Stadium

Mohun Bagan-East Bengal derby test for relaid grass turf at Salt Lake Stadium

Two years ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan is ready with the newly-laid grass turf that will get a go-ahead with the high voltage Mohun Bagan-East Bengal derby in the local league on Sunday.

Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal urges Mohun Bagan to play proactive role in U-17 World Cup preparation

Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal urges Mohun Bagan to play proactive role in U-17 World Cup preparation

I-League champions Mohun Bagan can play an important role in building the Indian team for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup in two years time, Union sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Saturday.

Nicolai Adam appointed as head coach for U-17 football team

Nicolai Adam appointed as head coach for U-17 football team

All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Thursday appointed Nicolai Adam as head coach of the Indian U-17 national team for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

U-17 WC tournament and project director take up reins

U-17 WC tournament and project director take up reins

 With the FIFA U-17 World Cup on the horizon, the local organising committee-appointed Javier Ceppi, tournament director and Joy Bhattacharjya, as the project director took up the reins from today and both will be based at the capital's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

ISL will benefit Indian Football: Pedro Pauleta

ISL will benefit Indian Football: Pedro Pauleta

 Portuguese Footballer Pedro Miguel Pauleta feels tournaments like Indian Super League (ISL), which involves international players, will benefit the current crop of Indian Football players and will also boost the younger generations to take up the sport.

AIFF to start U-15 I-League to select 2017 U-17 WC squad

In their bid to prepare a competitive India U-17 squad that will play in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in three years from now, the AIFF is mulling on starting an U-15 I League in order to tap the best talent for the big ticket tournament.

AIFF amends its constitution in line with Sports Code

All India Football Federation (AIFF) today amended its constitution to bring the age and tenure rule in line with the Sports Code in a Special General Body Meeting here.

Tough for Kolkata, Mumbai to meet Under-17 World Cup standards: AIFF

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.