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AIFF must make internationals lucrative for stars

It is crises time for Indian football. Twelve I-League clubs have formed their own association and are bargaining for a share of the TV and marketing revenue from the All India Football Federation (AIFF). The national team slumped to...

Capello’s relationship with English FA was a loveless marriage

Capello’s existence as England coach appeared to be a joyless one. The Italian’s resignation is not really shocking as the relationship between Capello and the FA was “a loveless marriage” which they were locked into by his lucrative contract (£6 million a year) since the dismal failure in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. It was expected that the FA would sack Capello after the World Cup. However they procrastinated and allowed him to continue till the end of Euro 2012.
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Corruption in FIFA

In its 107 years of existence, FIFA has survived many a crises, both political and financial. In the 1930s, British associations quit in a row over amateurism. They re-joined in the late 1940s. FIFA nearly went bankrupt after the...
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Players from AIFF’s YDP maturing well

Where does Indian football go from here? As expected India were comfortable winners of the SAFF Championships. Sunil Chhetri excelled scoring in every match, finishing with a record seven goals in five matches. The Savio Madeira coached team played...

SAFF Championship: India are the undisputed kings of South Asia

The South Asian  Football Federation Championship famous as the “World Cup for south Asian nations“ throughout the region. The 7th edition of the event worth $50,000 to the winners is being hosted by India for the second time. It is...

Indian businessmen must tread cautiously whilst taking control of European clubs

New items such as India ready to help the European Union out of their debt crises and Indian owners bailing out English football clubs, are significant social signifiers of a changing world order. This change is evident in the...
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Steely Manchester City toast of the season

Manchester City’s 6-1 demolition of Manchester United, suggests that a regime change in the English Premier League (EPL) is in the offing. With a little help from an Abu Dhabi businessman, the downtrodden have shaken off their chains. Sir Alex...

Goan Football Clubs are not Crowd Pullers in Indian Football

The Old Delhi crowds that packed the stadium and cheered for Habib and Akbar, Nayeem and Yusuf Khan when Mohammedan Sporting or Hyderabad City Police played years ago is now a thing of the past. This year the crowd pulling teams were Shillong Lajong Football Club and United Sikkim.

Kolkata and its passion for Latino football

Calcutta, once the administrative capital, the mercantile and industrial heart of the British Empire, learnt football from the British, but traditionally are passionate fans of Brazil. Historical factors explain why in Calcutta (now Kolkata), there is this frenzied following...

Bencherifa is Wenger of Indian football

For Salgaocar the long wait is over.  After 14 years they lifted the Federation Cup, at the same venue — the Salt Lake Stadium — and against East Bengal, the opponents they beat in 1997. Only the score line...