All India Football Federation: News

12 Oct 2023

Indian Football Team

Merdeka Cup: India to face Malaysia in a knock-out clash

The Indian football team will be in action at the 2023 Merdeka Cup as they will play against hosts, Malaysia on October 13 at the Bukit Jalil Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.

08 Aug 2023

Indian Football Team

Merdeka Cup: India to face hosts Malaysia in semi-finals

The Indian football team is all set to play hosts Malaysia in the 2023 Merdeka Cup in the FIFA window in October at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

26 Jul 2023

Asian Games

Asian Games, India's football teams to participate after exemption: Details

The Indian men's and women's football teams are set to be a part of the upcoming Asian Games in Hangzhou in September.

16 Jul 2023

Indian Football Team

Will the Indian football team miss Asian Games? Details here

The Indian football team has recently been on a roll, having won three back-to-back titles. The Blue Tigers recently lifted their ninth SAFF Championship in Bengaluru.

08 Jan 2023

Arsene Wenger

Wenger to help with Indian football's grassroots programme: Details here

Former Arsenal manager and FIFA's current chief of global football development, Arsene Wenger will play a role in Indian football's grassroots programme and talent development.

02 Sep 2022


AIFF presidential poll: Kalyan Chaubey beats Bhaichung Bhutia

Former India footballer Kalyan Chaubey beat Bhaichung Bhutia to become the president of All India Football Federation (AIFF). Chaubey claimed a win margin of 33-1 to earn a massive win.

FIFA lifts ban on AIFF: How did the saga end?

On Friday, FIFA lifted the suspension imposed on the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

22 Aug 2022


Supreme Court scraps CoA; AIFF suspension could be lifted soon

In a major development, the Supreme Court has revoked the three-member Committee of Administrators (CoA) that was appointed to monitor the daily affairs of the now-suspended All India Football Federation (AIFF).

16 Aug 2022


FIFA suspends All India Football Federation: All we know

In what comes as a shocking piece of news, FIFA has suspended the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with immediate effect due to "undue influence from third parties".

30 Jun 2021


AIFF to recommend Sunil Chhetri for Khel Ratna award

Indian football legend Sunil Chhetri is set to be recommended by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

09 Aug 2020


Former Mohun Bagan and Indian footballer Manitombi Singh passes away

Former India footballer and Mohun Bagan skipper Manitombi Singh died at the age of 39 at his native village near Imphal in Manipur on Sunday.

01 Jul 2020


India among five nations to bid for 2027 Asian Cup

India is one of the five nations to have bid for the 2027 Asian Cup hosting rights, the Asian Football Federation (AFC) has revealed.

05 Jun 2020


AIFF invites bids for new I-League clubs: Details here

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has invited bids for new clubs who would take part in the I-League from 2020-21.

12 May 2020


FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup: New dates have been confirmed

The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup which was supposed to be held India in November 2020, will now take place between February 17 to March 7 in 2021.

21 Apr 2020


Mohun Bagan declared official I-League champions, no relegation

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) ratified its league committee's recommendations to cancel the remaining 28 matches of the I-league.

11 Apr 2020


Bhaichung Bhutia wants to become AIFF President one day

Indian football legend Bhaichung Bhutia has said that he will consider contesting for the post of All India Football Federation (AIFF) President in future.

05 Apr 2020


India's bid to host AFC Asian Cup 2027 submitted

India has submitted its bid documents for hosting the AFC Asian Cup in 2027, a top official of the national federation confirmed.

08 Mar 2020


India's FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Qatar postponed: Details here

The Indian men football team's upcoming FIFA World Cup Qualifier match against Qatar has been postponed due to the spread of coronavirus.

30 Jan 2020


This Indian woman footballer becomes first to bag overseas contract

In a historic moment for Indian football, Bala Devi has become the first woman from the nation to bag a professional contract from a foreign club.

28 Jul 2019


Two Indian U-19 footballers injured in a freak cable-car accident

In a freak accident in Turkey, two Indian U-19 footballers Rohit Danu and Manish Chaudhary suffered injuries while they tried to jump off a malfunctioned cable car.

24 May 2019


AIFF, I-League row: India coach Stimac calls for better communication

At the moment there is no respite between AIFF and I-League clubs.

15 May 2019


Who is India's new football coach, Igor Stimac?

On Wednesday, Croatian football legend Igor Stimac was roped in as the coach of the Indian men's national football team, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced.

04 Apr 2019


Football: Over 250 people apply for job of India's coach

The Indian football team has played well since quite some time and despite the heartbreak suffered in the AFC Asian Cup 2019, the future looks promising.

13 Mar 2019


Seven I-League clubs withdraw from Super Cup: Details here

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is in a lurch after seven I-League clubs, including holders Chennai City, withdrew from the Super Cup.

Minerva Punjab have forfeited their match against Real Kashmir

Real Kashmir were to host Minerva Punjab tomorrow in their return I-League fixture.

31 Jan 2019


I-League: Interesting facts about India's top-flight football you didn't know

The I-League, previously known as the National Football League, has been India's top-flight football since 1996-97.

15 Jan 2019

UEFA Champions League

Stephen Constantine resigns: Who can be his perfect replacement?

The Indian football team crashed out of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 after losing to Bahrain in their third group stage match, and the loss saw Stephen Constantine, their head coach, calling it quits.

03 Jan 2019

Indian Football Team

IM Vijayan: Stephen Constantine has chosen the perfect Indian team

The AFC Asian Cup kicks off from Saturday, and the Indian team is gearing up for their first match against Thailand.

30 Dec 2018

Indian Football Team

AIFF wants to keep working with Constantine post Asia Cup

Recently, some media reports claimed that the All India Football Federation is not planning to renew the contract of head coach of Indian football team, Stephen Constantine after AFC Asian Cup.

29 Dec 2018


Five young players who can take Indian football by storm

Indian football saw what its youngsters are capable of when they fielded their U-17 squad in the historic U-17 FIFA World Cup tournament, which was held in the country.

23 Dec 2018


Star Sports receive backlash for reducing number of I-League telecasts

Stars Sports have received a huge backlash after announcing that they would be drastically reducing live telecasts of I-League matches.

15 Dec 2018


I-League 2018-19: East Bengal and Mohun Bagan set to clash

The two giants of Kolkata, East Bengal and Mohun Bagan will be clashing today for the I-League encounter at Kolkata.

17 Nov 2018


India vs Jordan not cancelled, will happen as per schedule

Earlier, media reports stated that the friendly between the Indian football team and Jordan has been cancelled.

29 Sep 2018

Indian Super League

2018-19 Indian Super League starts tonight

2018-19 Indian Super League kicks off today at 7:30 PM with the opening fixture between ATK and Kerala Blasters.

03 Jul 2018

Indian Football Team

IOA claims Indian football team not good enough for ASIAD

A shocking decision by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) will see the Indian Football team skip the 2018 Asian Games.

29 Jun 2018


Dutee Chand sets national record in women's 100m

Odisha sprinter Dutee Chand broke her own national record in the women's 100 metre race at the 58th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships, held at the Sarusajai Stadium in Guwahati.

04 Jun 2018

Indian Football Team

Five rising stars of Indian football

India might have a population of 1.3 billion, but somehow when it comes to football, our nation is yet to make its mark.

16 Mar 2018

Aadhaar Card

Aadhaar data leak: Just Google 'Mera Aadhaar Meri Pehchan filetype:pdf'

In a rather worrisome revelation, it has been found that a simple Google search (Mera Aadhaar Meri Pehchan filetype:pdf) can lead people to access the Aadhaar card details of several individuals.

08 Mar 2018


AIFF investigating allegations of match-fixing in I-League after Minerva's complaints

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has started investigations into the match-fixing complaints filed by debutants, Minerva Punjab.

20 Nov 2017


Former minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi dies after 9yrs in coma

Former union minister and veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who has been in a coma since 2008, passed away today at noon. He was 72.

15 Oct 2017


U-17 star Dheeraj Singh catches the eye of international scouts

If there was one good thing that came out of the U-17 World Cup for India, it was Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem.

03 Oct 2017


Amarjit Singh Kiyam, the U-17 skipper who leads by example

The FIFA U-17 World Cup is set to kick off in three days and the India U-17 team is ready to take on USA in their first match on 6th October.

28 Sep 2017


"National Centre of Excellence" for Indian football announced

Talking about the development of football in India, All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel announced plans to set up a world-class "National Centre for Excellence".

22 May 2017


AIFF falsely claims that India U-17 team defeated Italian U-17

On 19 May, 2017 the All India Football Federation (AIFF) reported that India's U-17 football team had defeated four time World Cup Champions Italy U-17 team 2-0.

19 Mar 2017


U-17 FIFA WC will change Indian football: Kushal Das

General secretary of All India Football Federation (AIFF) Kushal Das said that the face of Indian football will change after the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in October this year.

17 Jan 2017


Football coach Stephen Constantine to leave India after his term?

While there have been talks about extension of his contract, India's national football team coach Stephen has plans of joining a League A team in Australia after February.

A biopic on late Indian footballer V P Sathyan

Malayalam film star Jayasurya will star in a biopic to be made on former Indian footballer V P Sathyan.

01 Oct 2016

Indian Super League

2016 Indian Super League all set to kick off today

The third edition of Indian Super League will be inaugurated today in Guwahati.