The Indian senior football team went through some rigorous sessions together at ASC Centre, Bangalore in a unique effort to promote team spirit.
The arrow has left the bow. There's naught to be done but going all the way with it. The ISL must become the strong official national league that India deserves.
The FIFA U17 World Cup 2017 will be hosted by India and its fixtures will potentially interfere with the exclusive window in the football calendar enjoyed by the Indian Super League. This is not sitting well with organizers of the cash-rich tournament.
IFA Shield, the historical football tournament that even last year saw high turnout and viewership on TV has been turned into an Under-19 affair, robbing it of the glamour and public interest.
The appointment of Shanmugam Venkatesh as the manager of the Indian National Team by AIFF has sparked some controversy, as he had to leave his post as an assistant coach earlier for not having the necessary professional coaching license.
The first leg of the ISL-powered grassroot football programme saw its conclusion yesterday as the Reliance Foundation Young Champs grassroot festival came to an end.
The AIFF has invited Derek Bragg, a pioneer in the modern scouting business, to help Indian football scouts upgrade their skills to identify talent at grassroot level.
Stephen Constantine criticized the underdeveloped state of Indian Football, the quality of A-License holding Indian coaches, and the planning of tournaments like I-League.
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