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FIFA Council decides 2020 FIFA Club World Cup in Feb 2021, women’s youth tournaments only in 2022!

In light of the current global COVID-19 pandemic and its continuing impact on football, the Bureau of the FIFA Council has taken a number of decisions related to FIFA competitions, including the FIFA Club World Cup 2020 as well as the women’s youth tournaments planned for 2020. Following discussion and …

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AIFF & LOC Statement on the decision to appoint India host of 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup!

Following due consideration of the situation and taking into account the input of all stakeholders the FIFA-Confederations COVID-19 Working Group has recommended that the 2020 edition of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup (and FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup) be cancelled and that the hosting rights for the 2022 editions …

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Indian Sports Ministry announces new incentive structure to fund 500 private academies!

In a first-ever move, the Sports Ministry has introduced a incentivisation structure to extend monetary support to 500 private academies, through the Khelo India Scheme over the next four years starting in the Financial Year 2020-21. In this model, private academies shall be graded into different categories based on quality …

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All five Member Associations remain in contention to host 2027 AFC Asian Cup!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has received the necessary Letter of Undertaking from all five Member Associations, which had initially submitted their bidding documents for hosting the 2027 AFC Asian Cup. The AFC confirms that the All India Football Federation (AIFF), the Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran …

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Specialised Referee Coaches help Indian supervisors move forward together!

As Indian football continues to move forward together, efforts are being made by all stakeholders to keep progressing and constantly improving – with one of them being the Indian referees. In a novel initiative by the All India Football Federation, specialized coaches have been appointed for the nation’s top referees …

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Indian Sports Ministry sanctions Rs 5 lakh to family of deceased footballer Manitombi Singh!

The Indian Sports Ministry on Friday, November 6 sanctioned Rs 5 lakh to the family of deceased Manipuri Footballer Manitombi Singh with an effort to ease the financial crisis of the family. Manitombi, who died on August, 2020 at the age of 39, was the only earning member of his …

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Discovery Plus premieres sports docuseries ‘Matchday – Inside FC Barcelona’ in English, Hindi, Tamil & Telugu!

Discovery Plus, India’s first aggregated real-life entertainment streaming app, is launching an 8 episodic docuseries “Matchday – Inside FC Barcelona” through which viewers can enjoy exclusive never-seen-before footage of FC Barcelona squad during the 2018/19 season. For the first time in India, football fans can witness the everyday lives of …

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