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U-15 Coca Cola Cup

The history of U-15 football in India

36 years ago, a momentous decision was taken to start a sub-junior national championship in India for boys under 15 years of age. This was done to spot and nurture talent at a formative age.

The U-15 Coca-Cola Cup: Kerala no match for Karnataka in South Zone final

The National Finals line-up has been finalized, with both Karnataka and Kerala joining the party

Grassroots football in India: Benefits that go beyond the tangible

The success of the Indian Super League (ISL) has confirmed that India has been a sleeping giant of world football, and that there’s huge potential for the sport in the country waiting to be tapped.

How Coca-Cola Cup is changing the face of Indian youth football

It looks to be an exciting time for Indian football. If the ISL has shown us anything, it is that there is certainly a market for The Beautiful Game in this country of sports-mad fanatics.

The U-15 Coca-Cola Cup: The harbinger of happiness for Indian football?

Take a look at the winners of the U-17 FIFA World Cup (and its predecessors the FIFA U-17 and U-16 World Championships) over the years, and you behold a wonderful phenomenon that’s probably the most pleasant surprise FIFA has thrown at us over the years.

How the Coca-Cola Cup is helping to identify young football talent in India

The sporting landscape in India has undergone a tremendous change in the last 15 years. Once a predominantly cricket-crazy country, India today has more than one sport that it tunes into.

Can the Coca-Cola Cup help unearth a dozen more Sunil Chhetris?

One of the biggest reasons for India’s failures is the lack of attention given to the development of grassroots football in the past. Installing an effective youth system, revamping and developing it could be the answer to getting the country on the global map.

The U-15 Coca-Cola Cup: Maharashtra rout Goa 3-0 to emerge as West Zone Champions

The 36th Sub-Junior U-15 Coca-Cola Cup continues to gather steam, with the finals of the West Zone being held at the Holy Trinity School Ground in Benaulim today. The match was a one-sided affair though, as Maharashtra cruised past Goa 3-0 to make a grand entry into the National Finals of the tournament.

The U-15 Coca-Cola Cup: The best talent provider for the Indian football ecosystem

One of the biggest problems plaguing Indian football is the lack of a constantly flowing talent pool that can support the entire ecosystem of the sport.

The U-15 Coca-Cola Cup: Confident Chandigarh make short work of Haryana in North Zone final

In an electrifying North Zone final held at the Maharaja Lalit Sen Memorial College Ground in Himachal Pradesh on Friday, Chandigarh beat Haryana 2-0 to emerge as zonal champions.

Why grassroots football development is needed in every corner of India

As we reach the conclusion of India’s newest sporting adventure, the thirst to see our country fare better seems greater than ever.

The evolution of the U-15 Coca-Cola Cup

For a nation of a billion people, it is quite remarkable that India is yet to find its feet in the footballing landscape. While the launch of the ISL certainly put the country on the map, there is still a long way to go before the country can be counted among the elite in Asia, let alone the world.

The U-15 Coca-Cola Cup: Bengal down Jharkhand, Mizoram beat Meghalaya in zonal finals

Roundup of Sub Junior Coca-Cola Cup results

The U-15 Coca-Cola Cup: Bengal storm into national finals

Jharkhand progress too, despite the loss

Finals of Coca-Cola Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy to begin in Kolkata from February 14

The finals of the Coca Cola Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy 2010-11 will be held in West Bengal from February 14 to 24, the AIFF website has announced. The ...
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