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AFC Executive Committee approves Indian football roadmap!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Executive Committee meeting for the first time in Vietnam today endorsed the roadmap for Indian football as a plan to grow the sport in the world’s second most populous country. The endorsement comes shortly after the AFC held a summit in Kuala Lumpur on October …

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420 Grams S02E09: Where Does Indian Football’s Roadmap Lead: A Conversation with Novy Kapadia!

On October 14, in Kuala Lumpur, representatives of India’s top football clubs were presented a plan for the future. Among the most significant features of this plan is the tacit recognition of the Indian Super League (ISL), a privately owned football tournament, as the nation’s only football league. The phased …

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Indian football clubs agree to work together on league roadmap!

Indian football today was presented with a roadmap for the reform process for the club game in the country – with the Indian Super League (ISL) being recognised as the top league in India starting from this 2019-2020 season. The ISL champions would also be entitled to a play-off place …

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AFC & Indian National Club licensing results announced!

The results of the AFC and the National Club License applications for the 2019-20 season has been announced on Thursday, October 10, 2019, after AIFF’s Club Licensing Committee – First Instance Body (CLC-FIB) met in New Delhi to decide on the club licensing applications. In the 2019-20 season of the …

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AIFF TD Isac Doru: State FAs are the building blocks of Indian football!

The All India Football Federation Technical Director Isac Doru stressed on the significance of the “capacity building” of the State Associations in the AIFF organised FIFA capacity-building Workshop in New Delhi. While Indian football has been on the rise over the last few years, Doru stated State Associations are the …

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Participants from State FAs hail fantastic FIFA capacity building workshop!

The first-ever FIFA Capacity Building Workshop for State Associations, organized by the AIFF, came to an end on Friday, September 27. The two-day workshop featured participants from 10 state associations, all of whom unanimously gave a big thumbs-up to the event. Subrata Dutta, Chairman of the Indian Football Association (West …

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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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