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Vacant since 2017, AIFF shortlists four candidates for technical director's post

AIFF is set to appoint its technical director and has short-listed four candidates for the high-profile post lying vacant for nearly two years and the recruitment is likely to take place around the same time as the national coach.

National football coach will be appointed at the earliest: AIFF president

All India Football Federation president Praful Patel may consider appointing a big name as national team coach only if the candidate fits their criteria, saying the appointment will be done at the earliest.


No leagues, No money, No facilities, Drying talent pool...India host U-17 women’s World Cup

Hosting U-17 women’s World Cup next year is all about giving impetus. But zero age-group leagues, daily allowance of 600 for national duty, corporates and federation stuck in a vicious cycle have led to drying talent pool and arbitrary selection. The Indian Express takes a look.

Praful Patel elected as FIFA Council member, first from India

All India Football Federation president Praful Patel on Saturday was elected as a FIFA Council member, becoming the first Indian to enter the prestigious panel in a landmark development.

Not having venue to host AFC Cup match, Minerva Punjab contemplates to shut shop

Minerva Punjab owner Ranjt Bajaj Friday said he was contemplating "shutting" down his club as he could not find a venue to host the I-League side's AFC Cup home match on May 1.

I-League clubs could face sanctions for skipping Super Cup matches

Well-placed AIFF sources said a "strong case is being built up" against the seven I-League clubs- Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, Churchill Brothers, Aizawl FC, Minerva FC, Gokulam FC and NEROCA FC -- for withdrawing from the Super Cup.


AIFF rejects demand to reschedule Super Cup qualifying round

The I-League clubs Saturday stuck to their demand of rescheduling the Super Cup qualifying round matches, but the All India Football Federation rejected it yet again.

AIFF chief agrees to meet I-League clubs; general secretary says all on board

With All India Football Federation president Praful Patel agreeing to meet them, the aggrieved I-League clubs have shown "eagerness" to participate in the Super Cup, AIFF general secretary Kushal Das said Friday.

India to host 2020 Under-17 Women’s World Cup: AIFF

As hosts, India will be guaranteed participating in the tournament - the first ever time the team will play in the under-17 world cup.

Minerva Punjab train but miss pre-match conference, meeting; AIFF calls it 'blatant disregard'

The Super Cup was shrouded in uncertainty with Minerva Punjab giving the customary pre-match conference and meeting a miss, prompting the All India Football Federation to label it as "blatant disregard".

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