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"Spiderman" tangled in web: Subrata Paul fails dope test

The veteran Indian goalkeeper and Arjuna Awardee Subrata Paul aka “Spiderman” has failed dope test conducted by National Anti Doping Agency (NADA).

The All India Football Federation (AIFF), to this effect, has received a written communication from the watchdog informing them of the 30 year-old’s sample ‘A’ test results, though it has been reported that the exact substance in question has not been revealed. 60 more words

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The growing craze of Football in India

Football is no doubt the most popular sport on earth. More than 200 countries have participated in this beautiful game and its fan following is uncountable.  311 more words

The Football House

The AIFF visit was one that will be cherished for years to come. A group of students decided to visit the Football House in Delhi and get a glimpse of the Indian Football body and to interact with the people in charge of improving football in our nation. 566 more words

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Story of FIFA ranking 173 to 101 for Indian Football Team

It’s a frighteningly unfamiliar territory for Indian football. A couple of years ago, the national team had touched its worst-ever ranking of 173. Yet, it was a position they were familiar with and the federation as well as the players knew their way out. 809 more words

FIFA's 48-team World Cup: A hope for India?

One of the biggest news this year was FIFA’s decision to expand the World Cup. Gianni Infantino, the president of  Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) proposed the plan and on 10th January 2017, FIFA announced that with unanimous voting they have come up with the decision to approve Gianni Infantino’s plan of expanding the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026. 300 more words

India rises to 101 in FIFA rankings, highest ever in two decades

Indian football team has done it. After the stunning wins over Cambodia and Myanmar, the Blue Tigers have achieved their millennium high rank of 101 in FIFA World Rankings.  248 more words

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AIFF to launch multi-continental Champions Cup Football Championship in August

All India Football Federation (AIFF) has proposed a new invitational multi-continental Champions Cup in the month of August, 2017. The newly introduced competition will comprise four countries competing against each other, starting this year. 189 more words

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