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Arjuna awardee Subrata Pal, Indian footballs relentless servant, still unfazed by challenges

Many coaches and several more players have passed through the rotating door that is Indian football for the past decade. But one name has almost been ever-present on the Indian football team sheet. Proudly hailed as the ‘Spiderman of India’, Subrata Pal has been one of the country’s greatest servants till date. It may have taken a while before he received ... Read More »

Indian Super League all set to take shape

Retired batting great Sachin Tendulkar will lead a clutch of former cricketers and movie stars in promoting the start of the Indian football league. Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly are among team owners in the Indian Super League, which will have its draft for foreign players in Mumbai on Thursday when 49 big names will be available for eight franchise teams. ... Read More »

Government approves India’s bid to host U-17 Football World Cup

While the expenses of hosting the event will be borne by FIFA and AIFF, the government has assured additional financial assistance. he government on Thursday gave the go-ahead to India’s ambitious bid to host the U-17 Football World Cup in 2017, thus boosting the country’s chances of organising the tournament that is already being backed by FIFA Vice President Jerome ... Read More »