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Arsene Wenger to help with Indian’s football’s grassroots programmes

Former Arsenal manager and world governing body FIFA’s current chief of global football development, Arsene Wenger will play a role in Indian football’s grassroots programmes and talent development. During the World Cup in Doha, All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Kalyan Chaubey had held deliberations with Wenger and other senior officials of the FIFA and Asian Football Confederation (AFC) regarding youth development projects in India. “We have had extensive discussions with FIFA development team. Arsene Wenger is head of FIFA Task Force and they will help us in grassroots programme. Coaches from Wenger’s team would come,” Chaubey said after unveiling its ‘Vision 2047’ roadmap. AIFF launches new Strategic Roadmap for Indian Football See the full Roadmap here 👉 https://t.co/R...
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I-League winner to be promoted to ISL next season: AIFF

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Saturday said that the winner of the I-League, which begins on November 12, will play in the Indian Super League (ISL) next season, without paying any fee as per the roadmap finalized three years ago. But the participation of I-League winners of 2022-23 season as well as 2023-24 in the ISL will be subject to fulfilling the club licensing criteria. “We can confirm that the I-League winner of this season will be promoted to the ISL (2023-24 season) subject to fulfilling the Premier one licensing criteria and sporting merit,” AIFF secretary general Shaji Prabhakaran told PTI. “They (I-League winners) will not give any (participation) fee. Since all the clubs playing in the ISL will have to fulfil Premier one licensing criteria, they (I-League w...
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India’s results in FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup ‘not too good’, admits AIFF president Kalyan Chaubey | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Kalyan Chaubey has admitted that India's performance in the ongoing U-17 FIFA Women's World Cup "have not been too good" but said the experience of playing at the showpiece will help in the development of the team. Debutants India lost all their three group matches -- against USA, Morocco and Brazil -- and conceded 16 goals to get eliminated from the tournament. The country was taking part in the age-group showpiece by virtue of being the hosts. "Yes, I do agree that India's results in the ongoing U-17 Women's World Cup haven't been too good, but the results are temporary," Chaubey was quoted as saying in an AIFF release. "When you play against top teams like the US, Morocco or Brazil, it gives you the kind of experience that hel...
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Either Jeddah or Riyadh will host Santosh Trophy knockouts for 3 years: Kalyan Chaubey | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) will host the knock-out stages of the Santosh Trophy in either Jeddah or Riyadh in Saudi Arabia for three years, AIFF president Kalyan Chaubey said on Saturday. AIFF on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with their Saudi Arabian counterparts to "study the possibility to stage the final stages of the Santosh Trophy in the West Asian country in February 2023." "The MoU that we signed with the Saudi Football Federation, one was for hosting the Santosh Trophy in Jeddah and Riyadh," Chaubey told PTI during an interaction. "Jeddah has more Indian population there, but Riyadh is the capital. And so the government there can club it together with art and culture. So these are the areas we will discuss and maybe by January we'll...
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Santosh Trophy knock-out stage set to be held in Saudi Arabia in February next year | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In an unprecedented move, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is planning to hold the knock-out stages of the Santosh Trophy National Championships in Saudi Arabia early next year. AIFF President Kalyan Chaubey and Secretary General Shaji Prabhakaran on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with their Saudi Arabian counterparts to "study the possibility to stage the final stages of the Santosh Trophy" in the West Asian country in February 2023". "The idea is to host the knock-out phase of Santosh Trophy in select cities of Saudi to encourage State level players to dream big and also to connect the large Indian community in Saudi with Indian football and create a win-win situation for both the Federations," the AIFF said in a release. AIFF, Saudi Arabia Foot...
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FIFA-AFC delegation meets SAI, AIFF, state associations | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A joint delegation of the FIFA-AFC on Wednesday met the top officials of the All India Football Federation and representatives of various state units to discuss a roadmap on the development of the sport in the country. The focus of the meeting was to understand the practical problems the state football bodies face in promoting the game across various sectors of the country. The meeting revolved around the strategies to meet the challenges ahead and instruments to overcome them, the AIFF said in a release. On arrival in India, the FIFA-AFC delegation got into business straight away and held a meeting with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director General Sandeep Pradhan. After having discussions on the improvement of football at the grassroots and planning to make it broad ...
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Gianni Infantino, Kalyan Chaubey discuss infrastructure, grassroots, women’s football development in India | Football News – Times of India

DOHA: FIFA boss Gianni Infantino has discussed infrastructure, grassroots, men's and women's football development in India with the newly-elected AIFF president Kalyan Chaubey, the world football governing body said. Infantino held a meeting to personally congratulate Chaubey upon his recent election as president of the All India Football Federation (AIFF). The two discussed a wide range of issues concerning men's, women's, youth and grassroots football development in India, FIFA said in a press release. After being elected as president in the September 2 elections of the AIFF, Chaubey – a former professional football player himself – revealed bold reform plans to develop football in India, with a strong focus on infrastructure, grassroots and women's football. Speaking after the meetin...
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AIFF president, secretary general meet FIFA chief, hold ‘constructive’ discussion

The All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) top two officials, including newly appointed president Kalyan Chaubey, held an “encouraging and constructive” discussion on Indian football with FIFA chief Gianni Infantino . Chaubey, a former goalkeeper who has represented both Mohun Bagan and East Bengal in his playing days, was accompanied by the national federation’s new secretary general Shaji Prabhakaran. “AIFF President Mr. Kalyan Chaubey and Secretary General Dr. Shaji Prabhakaran called upon FIFA President Mr. Gianni Infantino at the FIFA Office in Doha, Qatar on Friday, Sept 9, 2022.” “They had an encouraging and constructive meeting with the FIFA President on the future development of Indian Football,” the AIFF said in a statement. “Discussions were held on key aspects of developmen...
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AIFF president, secretary general meet FIFA chief, hold ‘constructive’ discussion | Football News – Times of India

DOHA: The All India Football Federation's (AIFF) top two officials, including newly appointed president Kalyan Chaubey, held an "encouraging and constructive" discussion on Indian football with FIFA chief Gianni Infantino on Friday. Chaubey, a former goalkeeper who has represented both Mohun Bagan and East Bengal in his playing days, was accompanied by the national federation's new secretary general Shaji Prabhakaran. "AIFF President Mr. Kalyan Chaubey and Secretary General Dr. Shaji Prabhakaran called upon FIFA President Mr. Gianni Infantino at the FIFA Office in Doha, Qatar on Friday, Sept 9, 2022. AIFF President @kalyanchaubey & Secretary General @Shaji4Football called upon @FIFAcom President Gianni Infantino a… https://t.co/wquk6FqzTp— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) 1662...
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Bhaichung Bhutia vows to work for the development of football in India | Football News – Times of India

GANGTOK: Unperturbed by the massive defeat at the hands of Kalyan Chaubey in the elections held recently for the post of AIFF President, former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Wednesday said that he would contribute to work hard for the development of football in the country. "I am committed to work for the development of football in the country," he told reporters at a press conference, a day after returning to his home state, Sikkim. He thanked all those people and various social organisations and political parties for extending their support to him during the election process. "Now it is time to dust off all election-related issues and concentrate on the ongoing work for betterment of the beautiful game of football in the country," Bhutia said. The 45 year-old former striker said h...
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AIFF to work for sustainable solutions according to needs of country: Kalyan Chaubey | Football News – Times of India

MUMBAI: All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Kalyan Chaubey on Sunday said his organisation will try to find "sustainable solutions" according to the needs of the game in the country through dialogue with stake holders. Chaubey, who took over the reigns of AIFF on Friday, said a "time-based roadmap" for Indian football will be prepared and implemented. "India is a diverse country and the solutions for the betterment of football must be specific as per our need. No cut and paste clarification is available for that. The most important part is to engage into inclusive dialogues to identify usable solutions for our own football-centric challenges," he said. "AIFF will facilitate the process and ultimately strategise a time-based roadmap to ensure empowerment of football ecosystem ...
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Shaji Prabhakaran appointed as the new AIFF Secretary General

Newly elected All India Football Federation President Kalyan Chaubey chaired Executive Committee has appointed Dr. Shaji Prabhakaran as the new Secretary General of Indian football’s governing body. “Dr. Shaji’s previous experience as FIFA Regional Development Officer will bring in new and fresh ideas which will provide the much-needed fillip to Indian Football,” said Chaubey. Among the other calls taken, IM Vijayan was appointed as the Chairman of the new AIFF Technical Committee with Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Climax Lawrence, Harjinder Singh, Arun Malhotra and Ms. Pinki Bompal as the other members of the Committee. Former India captain Shabbir Ali was also unanimously named as the Chairman of the Advisory Committee. As per the new AIFF President’s proposal, Mr. Sunando Dhar was also unanimou...
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I will not ‘sell dreams’ like India will play in World Cup in eight years: AIFF president Kalyan Chaubey | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: All India Football Federation's (AIFF) new president Kalyan Chaubey on Friday said he will not "sell dreams" like the country will play in the World Cup in eight years but will endeavour to bring improvement in the game than the current standard. Chaubey trounced the legendary Bhaichung Bhutia in the election for the top post as the AIFF got a former player as its president for the first time in its 85-year history. Thirty-three members of the electoral college voted for Chaubey while Bhuita got just one vote. Addressing a press conference after his election as the new AIFF president, Chaubey said he will not make "unrealiseable promises". 🗣️ @kalyanchaubey: We will take #IndianFootballForwardTogether with all stakeholders involved 🙌Read 👉… https://t.co/0BTEHXRPvJ— Indian Foo...
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Kalyan Chaubey becomes the new AIFF President, beats Bhaichung Bhutia 33-1 in polls

Former Mohun Bagan and East Bengal goalkeeper Kalyan Chaubey has become the new All India Football Federation President after besting former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia 33-1 in polls decided by the 34-member voters’ list made up of state association representatives. Chaubey, a Bharatiya Janta Party leader from West Bengal, has become the first former national team player to be elected as the head of Indian football’s governing body. The election results come on the back of a dark phase in Indian football, having suffered a temporary ban from the world football governing body, FIFA owing to a classic case of third party interference after the Supreme Court appointed a Committee of Administrators to run the daily operations at AIFF. While the participation of Bhutia, a premier football...
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AIFF polls: As expected, straight fight for 3 top posts, Bhaichung Bhutia vs Kalyan Chaubey for president | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The legendary Bhaichung Bhutia is up against former goalkeeper Kalyan Chaubey in the September 2 polls of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) as the three top posts will see straight fights between two candidates. Former Mohun Bagan and East Bengal goalkeeper Chaubey, a BJP leader from Bengal, is believed to be the front-runner with backing from politically important state associations like Gujarat and Arunachal Pradesh. After the deadline of withdrawal of candidature ended at 1pm on Tuesday, returning officer Umesh Sinha released the final list of contestants for each post for the polls. The electoral college of 34 representatives from the state associations have already been issued by the returning officer. Elections were to be held for the posts of one president, one ...
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AIFF Elections: Bhaichung Bhutia alleges political pressure behind Sikkim FA not backing him | Football News – Times of India

GANGTOK: Former India captain and AIFF presidential candidate Bhaichung Bhutia on Sunday alleged that political pressure has led to his home state body Sikkim FA not supporting him in the upcoming general body elections. The 45-year-old Bhutia, one of the biggest legends in Indian football, is set for a straight fight for the AIFF president's post in the September 2 polls. His opponent, former Mohun Bagan and East Bengal goalkeeper Kalyan Chaubey, who is believed to be the front-runner with backing from politically important state associations like Gujarat and Arunachal Pradesh. Chaubey is a BJP leader in Bengal. Bhutia's nomination was proposed and seconded by Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan state associations. He did not get support from his state association. Bhutia, known as 'Sikkimese...
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AIFF Elections: Returning Officer finds all 20 nomination papers in order after scrutiny | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The returning officer for the All India Football Federation (AIFF) elections, scheduled for September 2, on Sunday found all the 20 nomination papers to be in order after scrutiny. The 20 nomination papers pertain to two candidates each for the posts of president, vice president and treasurer, and 14 for the executive committee members. "After conducting scrutiny of nomination forms for the posts of president, vice president, treasurer and executive committee members, all 20 nomination forms have been found correct," RO Umesh Sinha said. Elections are to be held for the posts of one president, one vice president, one treasurer and 14 executive committee members. Six former players -- four male and two women -- will be co-opted later as executive committee members with voting ...
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Will Kalyan Chaubey be unanimous AIFF presidential candidate? | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Is this the endgame in the All India Football Federation elections saga, Indian football's night without end, as we know it? After rallying forces and standing united - unprecedented perhaps in the history of the Indian game -to ensure the ouster of Praful Patel and despite facing vilification and questions on their intent, AIFF's 36 member states, it is reliably learnt, could be announcing their election panel with an aim towards an unanimous verdict in the September 2 elections next week. The question, however, is if they would have liked it this way. As the AIFF wrote to FIFA on Tuesday, seeking a swift lifting of the ban since all their conditions had duly been met, the member states called for a meeting in the Capital on Wednesday. One state official told TOI that "Sacri...