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Raymond Verheijen to tour India for 2nd Football Forward program!

Dutchman Raymond Verheijen, one of the world’s best known conditional coaches, is set to return to India for the second edition of the Football Forward program. Then the longevity of a footballer’s career is not just determined by the 90-minutes he can perform on the pitch but also by the …

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AIFF & WIFA to conduct Maharashtra phase of trials for Youth National Teams!

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) in association with the Western India Football Association (WIFA) will conduct trials for players from the state of Maharashtra for national team camps in various junior categories. Players who have the potential to represent the country at international level in football will get the …

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AIFF congratulates Sunil Chhetri for being named a Padma Shri!

The All India Football Federation president Praful Patel congratulated talismanic striker Sunil Chhetri for being named for the prestigious Padma Shri Award. In his statement, Mr. Patel said, “Congratulations! None deserve it more than Sunil. He has been a role model for Indian Football and won so many laurels for …

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India’s Sunil Chhetri: Padma Shri award will spur me on!

As talismanic Indian striker Sunil Chhetri joined the elite list of Indian Footballers to be named a Padma Shri, the man with highest number of International goals for India, admitted being in that elite list makes him “a bit nervous.” In an interview, an emotional Chhetri spoke at length whether …

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President of India approves conferment of Padma Shri Award to Sunil Chhetri!

A legend of Indian football and an Arjuna awardee (2011), Sunil Chhetri is all set to become the sixth Indian Footballer to be awarded with the Padma Shri – India’s fourth highest civilian award. The Award was announced for his contribution to the field of sports on Friday, January 25, …

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VIDEO: Voices of Asia – Why Do Indians Hate Football?

Do Indians hate football? In episode 2 of the documentary series Voices of Asia, in the spirit of Bringing Asia Together at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, the organisers head to Dubai and then the subcontinent from with AFC Asian Cup intern Pranav Vishwamitra to find out. Watch the full …

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Barca Academy India to host Asia-Pacific (APAC) Soccer Cup 2019!

The Barca Academy’s Asia-Pacific (APAC) Soccer Cup, 2019 will be hosted by Barca Academy India at The Heritage Xperiential Learning School, Gurugram from January 24 to 27, 2019. The premier intra-Barca Academy competition will have 48 international teams vying for the honours in the mega tournament. Barca Academy teams representing …

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AIFF condoles the death of former FIFA referee Alex Vaz!

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has condoled the death of former FIFA referee and FIFA referee’s instructor Alex Vaz, who passed away after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Vaz is survived by his two sons and two daughters. Condoling his death, AIFF general secretary Kushal Das said, “Mr. …

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Promotion of sports amongst India’s rural youth!

‘Sports’ is a State subject and promotion of sports in the country, including promotion of Sports among rural youth is primarily the responsibility of the State Governments and the National Sports Federations (NSFs) concerned. The Central Government complements/supplements the efforts of the State Governments and the NSFs. Government is already …

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