The All India Football Federation (AIFF) appointed former player Kalyan Chaubey as its first president in its 85-year history. Appointed on September 2, Chaubey will be beating the legendary Bhaichung Bhutia in the election for the top post. The 45-year-old Chaubey, a former goalkeeper with Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, won 33-1. The election was held after the Supreme Court approved the AIFF elections.
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After the Supreme Court announced All India Football Federation (AIFF) to continue with the daily management and permitted elections, the association announced dates. As per sources, AIFF football; body elections are scheduled on September 2, whereas the nominations will begin from August 25. Furthermore, the scrutiny of the nominations will be done on August 28. The final list of nominations will be put on August 30.
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In a major sports judgement, the Supreme Court ordered to facilitate revocation of suspension of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) by FIFA. It also held of Under-17 FIFA World Cup in India as well as allowed the participation of teams from India in international events. With this, . The day-to-day management of AIFF shall be looked after by the AIFF admin and not by CoA, including AIFF elections.
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FIFA suspended the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with "immediate effect due to undue influence from third parties," putting India's hosting of the U-17 Women's World Cup in October in jeopardy. AIFF will be unable to play international games till the suspension is overturned. The suspension will be removed when the AIFF Executive Committee is annulled and the AIFF administration regains full control of the organization's daily… read-more
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All India Football Federation's (AIFF) final draft constitution was presented to Supreme Court for approval on July 15 by Committee of Administrators. After failing to organize independent elections for a long period, the committee was compelled to take over procedures and dissolve organization's incumbent office holders. "I hope that with the new constitution in place, we can move ahead with developing Indian football," said AIFF interim… read-more
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A joint team of the FIFA and AFC met with the stakeholders of Indian Football on June 22. During the meeting the delegation emphasized on the need of a time frame regarding the All India Football Federation's (AIFF) elections and compliance with its statutes in the amended constitution. The AIFF team led by Datuk Seri Windsor John will have two members from FIFA Kenny Jean Marie and Nodar Akhalkatsi.
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The All India Football Federation mourned the death of former Indian national team goalkeeper Kanai Sarkar, on December 30. "It's really sad to hear that Mr. Sarkar is no longer among us," said Praful Patel, AIFF President. In September 1971, he made his national team debut against USSR and was also a part of the Bengal Team. He won various trophies such as the Durand cup, and the Santosh trophy.
Owing to internal conflicts within the management of the Jharkhand Football Association (JFA), the All India Football Federation (AIFF) barred Jharkhand in the Santosh Trophy and National Women's championship. Reportedly, the AIFF ''entered into resolution communion with the management of JFA immediately'' after receiving four lists in total for the game. However, the issue couldn't be resolved within the time so the AIFF reportedly decided… read-more
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The All India Football Federation has appointed former striker Abhishek Yadav as the first-ever deputy general secretary. Captaining the Indian team in past, Abhishek has a deep-rooted history with the AIFF in various capacities and has worked closely alongside general secretary Kushal Das. The 40-year-old footballer has been directing the national team since January 2018. Reportedly, the appointment is rare since a former player has been… read-more
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Former football team captain Bhaichung Bhutia said that Indian football was getting better with every game played. Padma Shri and Arjuna Awardee Bhutia told AIFF TV that strengthening football at grassroots level was crucial to provide quality players for national team. He added that it was essential for achieving successes in AFC Asian Cup and FIFA youth World Cups. Bhutia is the first Indian to have played 100 international matches.
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