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India draw Iran, Saudi Arabia and UAE as AFC U-16 Championship official draw culminates in Goa
India draw Iran, Saudi Arabia and UAE as AFC U-16 Championship official draw culminates in Goa

Shin Mangil, Director of Competitions at AFC today conducted the official draw ceremony of the AFC U-16 Championship India 2016 1The official draw for the AFC U-16 Championship India 2016 which will be held in Goa from September 15 – October 2 later this year culminated today in a glittering ceremony at Taj by Vivanta, Panjim, Goa.Conducted by the Shin Mangil, the Director of Competitions, Asian Football Confederation, the ce

May 26 2016
Stephen Constantine feels Indian Football would benefit if clubs had an access to Sports Science
Stephen Constantine feels Indian Football would benefit if clubs had an access to Sports Science

Constantine feels the level of training drops when players go back to their clubs (Picture Courtesy: aiff media)As the Indian National Team prepare for the forthcoming 2019 Asian Cup Qualifier match against Laos, National Coach Stephen Constantine feels Indian Football would benefit hugely if the Clubs had an “access to Sports Science.” In a freewheeling interview to www.the-aiff.com, Constantine speaks at length about the prime

May 24 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls for development of football in India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls for development of football in India

Narendra Modi has acknowledged India’s growing interest in footballNew Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday acknowledged the rise in popularity of football in India and called for creation of the right atmosphere for the game's development.Modi was speaking about football during his "Mann Ki Baat" radio address against the backdrop of India scheduled to host the U-17 football World Cup next year.The All

May 22 2016
What do the new rules by Indian FA mean for Indian football?
What do the new rules by Indian FA mean for Indian football?

Can we get to see this team in a World Cup?Any ardent Indian footy fan would have heard about the new modifications brought to Indian Football leagues. What does this really mean for the future of Indian football? Will we get to see our own version of a Messi or Ronaldo?So what has been implemented is nearly the very same league format seen in Europe {especially England}. There are going to be 3 leagues – ISL, I-League and Divisio

May 21 2016
AIFF Youth Cup: USA prove too strong for India with 4-0 win
AIFF Youth Cup: USA prove too strong for India with 4-0 win

USA had a 3-0 lead by half-timeVasco (Goa): The start was promising. But it fizzled out.India dominating, pressing and winning almost every ball as if it was a do-or-die, conceded against the run of play in the 27th minute. And thereafter, it was one-way traffic. USA took over and India conceded at regular intervals.United States of America outplayed Indian U-16 Team preparing for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup 4-0 in AIFF Youth Cup at the Til

From S. Sreesanth to Bhaichung Bhutia: Here's how sportspersons fared in the 2016 Assembly Elections
From S. Sreesanth to Bhaichung Bhutia: Here's how sportspersons fared in the 2016 Assembly Elections

Sreesanth did not have the best start to his career in politicsIn India, you would often come across a person who holds a lot of pride in the fact that his country is the single largest democracy in the world. With its origins in Greek, the word ‘democracy’ means ‘rule of the people’ when translated into English. It is a type of government where the commoners vote to elect their representatives at the national level and it

May 19 2016
AIFF Youth Cup: Nicolai Adam promises ‘better attitude’ ahead of India's clash with USA
AIFF Youth Cup: Nicolai Adam promises ‘better attitude’ ahead of India's clash with USA

Nicolai Adam is tutoring the Indian youngster in the AIFF Youth CupNicolai Adam is an honest man. “We just lost 3-1 to Tanzania. If I am honest, I have no problems admitting that we could have lost by a bigger margin,” he adds. “Our body language was bad, especially in the second half (against Tanzania) and it gave the impression that we didn’t want much,” he states during the morning recovery session as his wards jo

May 18 2016
Indian football experts stand divided on the proposed ISL I-League merger
Indian football experts stand divided on the proposed ISL I-League merger

The future for all I-League teams seem to be grim with the league now demoted to the second tierThe AIFF on Tuesday took a major decision which can have long-term implications on Indian football. The 2017/18 season of Indian football will be in a completely new avatar, with three leagues being mooted to take football in India to a new level. The Indian Super League will be India’s top tier league with the I-League now re-christene

May 18 2016
AIFF Youth Cup: Indian U-16 coach Nicolai Adam stresses
AIFF Youth Cup: Indian U-16 coach Nicolai Adam stresses "It’s about developing the winning mentality"

Nicolai Adam is hopeful about the future It’s been a little more than a year that German Coach Nicolai Adam has been in charge of the Indian U-16 National Team squad and the no-nonsense German Coach has been stressing much on the mental toughness along with the normal routine of “high-intensity training” during the practice sessions in Goa.As the 2017 U-17 World Cup Team gears up for the inaugural edition of the AIFF Youth

May 17 2016
AIFF Youth Cup: India U-16 go down 1-3 to Tanzania
AIFF Youth Cup: India U-16 go down 1-3 to Tanzania

The Indian youngsters slumped to a disappointing loss to TanzaniaIndia U-16 went down 1-3 to Tanzania in their second match of the Youth Cup football tournament at the Tilak Maidan here on Tuesday.For Tanzania, Maziku Amani opened the scoring in the 20th minute off a diagonal right-footer which beat a diving Indian goalkeeper Mohammad Nawaz Khan. Eight minutes later, Sarif Khan, in an effort to intercept Asad Ali's cross deflected the ball in

May 17 2016
AIFF restructures Indian Football into three-tier system: ISL top tier, I-League becomes League 1
AIFF restructures Indian Football into three-tier system: ISL top tier, I-League becomes League 1

AIFF undertook a major revamp of the Indian Football Calendar todayAIFF has majorly revamped the Indian footballing calendar into a three-tier system from the 2017/18 season. The Indian Super League will be India’s top tier league, with the I-League now re-christened to ‘League 1’, while the 2nd Division I-League will be called ‘League 2’. ISL will not have any relegation while League 1 and League 2 will ha

May 17 2016
FIFA Rankings: India retain 162nd spot, Argentina stay on top
FIFA Rankings: India retain 162nd spot, Argentina stay on top

The rankings saw very few changes and did not affect the top 50Argentina remains on top of the football rankings issued on Thursday, which saw very few changes and did not affect the top 50, with Spain still in the sixth place. Argentina heads the list with 164 points ahead of Belgium, which in turn has only 11 more than Chile.Colombia remains fourth ahead of Germany and Spain, the last two world champions, followed by Brazil, Portugal, Urug

May 5 2016
A look at where India stands in 10 major sports
A look at where India stands in 10 major sports

Indian sport in recent times has seen a lot of activity. From retirements of some legends to the emergence of new talent, fans have certainly been through a plethora of emotions over a period of time.Here’s a look at where India stands in 10 major sports.1.CricketIn MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, India has two contrasting skippersFair to say India are a team of two contrasting skippers. The Test team is showing glimpses of possibly becoming a fo

May 4 2016
Watch: Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas congratulates Indian striker Robin Singh
Watch: Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas congratulates Indian striker Robin Singh

Cesc Fabregas during an EPL matchIndian national football team player Robin Singh became the latest star to be sponsored by Puma and was congratulated by World Cup winner Cesc Fabregas. The footballer shared a video of Chelsea and Spain national team midfielder Cesc Fabregas congratulating him for becoming the latest footballer to endorse Puma. Here in the video Fabregas welcomed the Indian star to the Puma family. A video posted by Robin (

Apr 29 2016
Yuvraj Singh and Robin Singh launch PUMA's bold Tricks collection for the sporting season
Yuvraj Singh and Robin Singh launch PUMA's bold Tricks collection for the sporting season

Yuvraj Singh and Robin SinghThe Fastest Global sportswear brand in the World PUMA, along with Yuvraj Singh and Robin Singh revealed Tricks, a new colorful interpretation of its evoPOWER and evoSPEED spike, in pink and yellow, made for those who like to play loud.  The new eye- catching Tricks collection was unveiled today at PUMA’s Linking Road store in Mumbai. The dual color Tricks collection is designed for high performance on the fi

Apr 21 2016
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