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Indian club football can only succeed with financial sustainability!

Indian football is once again going through tough times in its club football due to the issues between the I-League and Indian Super League. A solution is being worked on but no final outcome seems set for the moment. But I ask a different question. And that is when will …

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AIFF hands FC Pune City transfer ban after illegal Nestor Gordillo approach!

The All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) Player Status Commitee has imposed a two period transfer ban on Indian Super League franchise FC Pune City for attempting to recruit Spanish midfielder Nestor Gordillo from I-League champions Chennai City FC despite the player having a running contract. This means that in the …

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Indian Express VIDEO: ISL vs I-League Decoded: The problem with football in India!

First came National Football League, then I-League and then ISL. The Indian Express’s Mihir Vasavda explains how club football in India has become a fight for survival between the I-League and ISL clubs, and how it affects football in India.

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AIFF to propose Mumbai as host of 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup if named hosts!

The All India Football Federation has decided to suggest the financial capital of Mumbai as host of 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup, if it earns the rights to host the competition. India is one of three bidders besides Chinese Taipei and Uzbekistan who want to host the AFC Women’s Asian …

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AIFF Sports Medical Committee decides bone age cut-off for next four Youth League’s seasons!

The All India Football Federation’s Sports Medical Committee decided on the Bone Age Determination Programme (BADP) of AIFF’s youth leagues for the next four seasons. The Sports Medical committee of the apex body finalised the participation eligibility bone age cut-off of Hero Sub Junior League and Hero Junior League for …

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420 Grams S01E40: India’s FIFA World Cup Squad, FIFA’s Response to I-League clubs & More!

Indian football team coach Igor Stimac has picked his probables for the training camp ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign. India begin their journey with two big fixtures – against Oman at home and Asian champions Qatar away. The 420 Grams crew, along with former India skipper …

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Minerva Punjab FC look at legal options after disappointing FIFA letter!

Six I-League clubs had written to the Government of India, the Asian Football Confederation and FIFA in a hope to get their support in their fight against the All India Football Federation and their marketing partners Reliance Sports. After an earlier FIFA letter asking the AIFF for the current status …

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Latest FIFA letter calls on I-League clubs to co-operate with AIFF!

After days of thinking that FIFA was on the side of the I-League clubs, they were given a rude shock as FIFA in a new letter stated that the AIFF is the best body to decide on the future structure of Indian club football. FIFA in the letter put the …

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I-League clubs write to AIFF asking, What’s ahead for Indian Football!

On Friday, July 26, 2019, six other I-League Clubs wrote to general secretary Kushal Das and All India Football Federation asking to share the report which was collectively prepared by AFC and FIFA to help AIFF on the potential roadmap for Indian Football which dates back to 2018. This came …

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420 Grams S01E38: Baby Leagues and the Future with Richard Hood!

Richard Hood has worked extensively in developing and implementing programs to take football to children across India. Richard joins the 420 Grams crew to talk about how football is being taught and played by boys and girls of different ages. Among the issues we talk about are the dangers of …

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