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  Premier india Football Academy Press Release
Children from the Premier India Football Academy had the privileged to meet the AC Milan team prior to their Champions League final.
Premier India Football Academy organized the first edition of the PIFA 5 a side Challenge, a football tournament for children at the Goan Sports ground on 26th December 2007.
Football training camps were organised by Premier India Football Academy in India with BCSSA coaches.
companies.press-base.com /en/c/Premier_india_Football_Academy/index.html   (926 words)

  Football in India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Football is played in almost all schools in India.
Football is also said to be the top sport in the states of Goa, Kerala and West Bengal.
The Indian Football Association, which is responsible for the game in the state of West Bengal, used to be in de-facto charge of the game in India before they pushed for the creation of a national body in association with other state associations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Football_in_India   (993 words)

 India national football team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
India qualified by default for the 1950 FIFA World Cup as a result of the withdrawal of all of their scheduled opponents.
India won their first major trophy outside the sub-continent when they clinched the LG Cup in Vietnam in 2002 under English coach Stephen Constantine.
India is a soccer powerhouse in the SAFF region.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/India_national_football_team   (599 words)

 All India Football Federation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
India was one of the founder members of the Asian Football Confederation when it was set up in 1954.
Indian Football Association (IFA), the association governing football in the state of West Bengal, was recognised as the sport's de-facto governing body.
A resolution was finally reached, the All India Football Association was liquidated, and the All India Football Federation came into being, with one representative from each affiliated association and two each from the IFA and the Army Sports Control Board.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/All_India_Football_Federation   (374 words)

 Football | India's summer kicks off at the Cottage
During the 1952 Olympics India, playing as was their wont in bare feet, were thrashed 10-1 by Yugoslavia and their team suffered from frostbite and bruising because of the Helsinki weather and terrain.
India's captain Baichung Bhutia plays for Bury but overall the country's football, both in Britain and in large areas of India itself, remains an unknown quantity.
India are ranked 115th in the world and, despite the popularity of the game in some parts of the country, the standard remains poor.
football.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4043108-103,00.html   (1000 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta
Even the focus of our football right now is on the national team and the universal clash of commitment between club and country indicates that the game here is alive.
Football in India is going through a crucial phase.
Suggestions that a national football calendar must be in place and a set of players identified as national players — who will be forbidden from playing more than a fixed number of matches per year — have also not been seriously accepted.
www.telegraphindia.com /1020911/asp/sports/story_1188658.asp   (642 words)

 Indian Football: The Enigma
Thus instead of growing popularity, football in India at the turn of the century I confined to a few states, Bengal, Goa, Kerala, the North-Eastern states and small areas in Mumbai and Delhi.
India were also runners up in the prestigious Merdeka football tournament at Kuala Lumpur, twice in 1959 and 1964 and runner up in the Asia Cup at Israel in 1964.
However India's domination at the South Asian level is not as pronounced as during the Quadrangular tournament phase in the 1950s.
www.indianfootball.com /article/article065.html   (904 words)

 India beat Malaysia: AAG football
India have six points from two matches in the three-team group. They meet the runners-up of the four-team Group B, where the field is still wide open with only two matches completed.
India went all out from the start of the second-half and tasted instant success when Bisht headed home a Tomba Singh cross, catching Malaysian custodian Arsidi off guard.
India took total control of the match from then on and Ajayan, Tomba Singh and Vijayan kept the Malaysian defence on the tenterhooks.
www.rediff.com /sports/2003/oct/24aagfoot.htm   (449 words)

 SportingPulse Homepage for Samoa Football (Soccer) Federation
But India is not even one of the leading teams in Asia, ranked a lowly 28th behind relative minnows such as the Maldives, a tiny chain of islands off its southern coast with a population of just 318,000.
Domestic football in India is far more popular than domestic cricket, and many teams in the country's National Football League trace their origins back to the 1880s, when the game was introduced by British colonials.
Today football is nominally under the control of the All India Football Federation, and its president Priya Ranjan DasMunshi, a committee-based body funded by Fifa.
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 Stephen Constantine, a UEFA PRO Licence holder and Fifa Instructor
Not only India's excellent run through 2002-2003, not only the triumph in the LG Cup and Asian Games, but also the very character and temperament of the English born coach himself provide Indians with reasons for optimism.
After rallying to hold India at the fag end of the match, North Korea chief coach was singing praises of the Indian team.
India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia and the only one to play in the highly-competitive English League sees an obvious change.
www.stephenconstantine.co.uk /pages/media/media_herald_april_2003.htm   (1411 words)

 June 2000, Child and adult labour in India's football industry
Stitching footballs is largely a home-based industry in which the manufacturing-/-exporting companies produce the 'panels' of the balls in their factories and hire contractors who act as middlemen between them and the home-based workers who stitch the balls.
The piece rates for stitching a football are not determined on the basis of time needed to stitch a ball in relation to the right to earn at least a minimum income.
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 UNICEF - India - Football spurs girls’ education in West Bengal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
NEW DELHI, India, 1 September 2004 — FIFA, the international football governing body, is donating 65 sports-in-a-box kits to the UNICEF West Bengal office to help support girls’ education and their right to play.
The idea of girls playing football is so unusual in the district of Murshidabad that a crowd of nearly 3000 turned up to watch a match during a heavy downpour.
UNICEF is exploring opportunities for collaboration with the Indian Football Association, to support coaching, mentoring and endorsing girls’ involvement in football, as well as retention in school and quality education.
www.unicef.org /infobycountry/india_23441.html   (348 words)

 BBC SPORT | Football | India reveals football goal
Coaches, funded by Fifa and the Asian Football Confederation, will be placed with the clubs and every club in the Delhi league will have to have properly licensed trainers, and proper facilities at their grounds.
India's National Football League, which is only 11 years old in its current form, is getting a new boost from television.
European leagues, and especially the Premiership, or EPL as it is known in India, are increasingly popular, especially with the young, urban middle classes.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/sport2/hi/football/6330775.stm   (788 words)

 tata.com : Committed to sport
Corporate philanthropy is usually associated with social and community welfare; however, for the Tata Group, contributing to the development of sport in India is an integral part of their philanthropic activity.
The establishment of The Tata Football Academy (TFA) in Jamshedpur in 1987 represented a new phase in Indian Football.
In pursuance of its effort to contribute to the development of sport in India, the Tata Group is co-sponsoring an event with en on 21 January 2003.
www.tata.com /tata_sons/media/20030120.htm   (1326 words)

 Colorado Rapids. The official site of the Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer Team.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
And although the beautiful game is a developing sport in both India and Pakistan, thousands are expected to attend the matches with many more among Pakistan's 160 million and India's one billion populations watching television coverage at home.
India's England-born coach Stephen Constantine is relishing the opportunity to recommence a healthy sporting rivalry.
While India won the cricket series and Pakistan the hockey, the football series could turn out to be the deciding major sporting contest between the nations.
www.coloradorapids.com /News/newsdetails_global.asp?ID=729   (631 words)

 India votes for football over cricket!- The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
As far as football goes, the tussle is between the glam and game.
The fairer sex drools over the glam quotient offered by the footballers rather than the game whereas for the kids and men, it's always the action on the field that matters.
Forty-six per cent of the men polled and 48 per cent kids have a liking for soccer whereas for women, football comes after cricket with 37 per cent votes in favour of soccer compared to 46 per cent for cricket.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /articleshow/1631997.cms   (576 words)

 India, Bangladesh plan football tourney
The All India Football Federation and its and Bangladeshi counterpart are finalising the modalities of a tournament between the leading clubs of the two countries, to be played in Kolkata sometime next February.
AIFF chief Priya Ranjan Das Munshi mooted the idea of the tournament, which is being billed as part of the process to improve ties between the two countries.
AIFF sources said while India wants the top three teams of each country to participate in the tourney, Bangladesh want an eight-team format.
www.rediff.com /sports/2004/oct/20foot.htm   (223 words)

 The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Sports Tribune
India’s solitary football hero is Baichung Bhutia and he hasn’t played in India for the past three years; in fact he’s just returned to India from England where he played for the second division club Bury, in the north of England.
Although football has been played since the 1880s when the British brought it to India and is the second most popular game after cricket, it has never really taken off.
Matters are not helped by what critics call the ‘mismanagement’ of the All-India Football Federation, arbitrary selection and insufficient international exposure, factors that have prevented Indian football from evolving into a professional game as it has in Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia.
www.tribuneindia.com /2002/20020525/spr-trib.htm   (2614 words)

 The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - NCR stories
Japan is a mere speck in size, in comparison to India, but this tiny country has often taught the rest of the world that with proper planning, execution, determination and hard work, there is no goal which cannot to be attained.
Secretary-general of the Japan Football Association Takeo Hirata said in New Delhi on Friday that a lot of planning, hardwork and enlightened policies were behind the emergence of Japan as a major soccer power.
He said the football budget of Japan was a mere $ 20 million in 1992, which took a quantum jump to reach $ 80 million by 2002.
www.tribuneindia.com /2003/20030315/ncr3.htm   (637 words)

 the-aiff.com The Official Web site of All India Football Federation
Following players have been shortlisted for India Seniors Training Camps for the season 2007-08 in preparation for ONGC Cup, SAFF Cup & AFC Challenge Cup & Pre World Cup Qualifiers Read more..
The Executive Committee of the all India Football Federation has approved the Format and the Road Map for launching the Professional Football League in India from October, 2007.
The All India Football Federation has circulated the Model Contract for all Professional (non-amateur) Players.
www.the-aiff.com   (331 words)

 Coach Football
India is a combination of experiences in one place - it's vast and exotic and frenetic and beautiful and peaceful and very, very different - You'll love it!
Coaching Football in South India is a relatively new project for Travellers and the responses we've had from the schools we work in have been very encouraging.
India and Sri Lanka, or India and Malaysia - the choices are yours.
www.travellersworldwide.com /05-india/05-india-south-football.htm   (1815 words)

 The Hindu : Recalling Neville's extraordinary exploits in Olympic football
India's subsequent loss to Bulgaria in the match to decide the third spot meant Rahim's men had to be satisfied with the fourth position, our best performance in Olympic football history to date.
For the current generation of football fans used to seeing India struggle against even Asian sides in pre-Olympic qualifiers, Neville D'Souza's hat-trick has been pushed so far back in public memory that remembering the feat is taken as an achievement.
India's sole player to enter the Olympic hat-trick club became a goal-scoring phenomenon because of natural game sense and a footballing brain.
www.hinduonnet.com /2000/09/03/stories/0703044z.htm   (928 words)

 India in football final
India will meet Uzbekistan, who defeated Rwanda by a golden goal, scored by Boyev Konstantin, after the scores were level at 1-1 in the other semi-final at the Goshamahal Stadium.
After taking a 3-1 lead at half-time, India faced a late fightback from the Zimbabweans, who despite being reduced to 10 players for most part of the second half, managed to put the hosts under tremendous pressure.
In a counter attack, India's Renedy Singh came up with an unbelievable goal in the 58th minute as he shot a rasping long range right footer to increase the margin.
www.rediff.com /sports/2003/oct/29aagfoot.htm   (870 words)

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The Asian Football Confederation's three-day 'Vision Delhi and Manipur' workshop began in the Capital on Wednesday.
The project which is the brainchild of AFC General Secretary Peter Velappan was launched in 2004 in the hope that by the year 2010, India could be counted amongst the footballing superpowers in Asia.
While there is no doubt that footballing talent has been overflowing from Manipur, it's Delhi which has been perceived as the problem area.
www.ndtv.com /sports/showsports.asp?sportname=Football&story=AFC+begins+football+workshop+in+Delhi&id=23522   (435 words)

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The final of the first women's club-level football tournament in Delhi was a historic match.
However, the task is not easy, since women in India have never had the option of making a career out of football.
Determined not to repeat the mistakes they made with the Men's National Football League, the AIFF and the AFC are concentrating on the grassroots levels.
www.ndtv.com /sports/showsports.asp?sportname=Football&story=AFC+promotes+women%27s+football&id=23496   (404 words)

 Tall players make difference, says India's new football coach
India's new football coach Bob Houghton Friday said tall and well-built players can make a difference in the country's soccer fortunes.
Two days after India slipped 13 places to 130th rank in world football, Houghton made a fervent appeal for tall players who could make a difference in scoring goals.
The four teams participating in the maiden Nations Cup, to be played between July 19 and July 23 are India, a Chinese under-20 team, Cardiff City Football Club of England and hosts Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
news.webindia123.com /news/Articles/Sports/20060714/391528.html   (515 words)

 Indian Cricket and Football
Modern India is as much in love with the modern games as it values the skills that are deeply rooted in history.
India also boasts of grand cricket stadiums like Eden Gardens that is often compared to the Lords in England.
Football is particularly popular in the states of West Bengal, Goa and Kerela.
www.travelgoindia.com /cricket-football.htm   (248 words)

 For Indian Football - My Football Forum - World Wide Soccer Discussion
Well Indian football is improving fast and witha national league just a few years old their clubs have already done well in the Asian Championships.
India defeated Kuwait (60th in FIFA rankings) in a friendly on 5th November 3-2.
Boasted by the equaliser India tried to go for the kill and score the winner, which would be a major boast in their confidence ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Oman.
www.myfootballforum.com /showthread.php?t=3303   (1608 words)

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