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Igor Stimac’s Contract Extended Until 2026

Igor Stimac's Contract Extended Until 2026 Indian Football Team Coach Igor Stimac's Contract Extended Until 2026 In a significant development, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has extended the contract of senior national team head coach Igor Stimac until 2026. This move comes as recognition of Stimac's successful tenure, which includes overseeing three title triumphs this year. Furthermore, the contract specifies that Stimac will automatically receive a two-year extension if India qualifies for the third round of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. Igor Stimac,
US-style Conference format for I-League

Indian Football Federation Mulling US-style Conference Format for I-League

The All India Football Federation is contemplating changing the format of the domestic pyramid’s second tier, I-League, from the traditional home-and-away to a US-style conference system when the new season kicks off later this year. The proposal was presented during the AIFF’s executive committee meeting on Monday. A senior AIFF official said the idea was ‘disruptive’ and added it was necessary to ‘reinvent’ the I-League to ensure ‘it doesn’t die a slow death while also making it cost-effective for teams by reducing travel
India face Kuwait in SAFF C’ship Final

Focus on attackers as India face Kuwait in SAFF…

On the rare occasion Sunil Chhetri did not score, India, too, drew a blank. It isn’t a new story in Indian football but as the national team continues to ride on the back of strong defensive displays, the hosts will hope that other attackers will rise to the occasion when India take on Kuwait in the final of the South Asian Championship in Bengaluru on Tuesday. Chhetri, at 38, continues to lead India from the front. The captain has scored five out of

Specialised referee coaches help Indian supervisors move forward together

NEW DELHI: As Indian football continues to move forward together, efforts are being made by all stakeholders to keep progressing and constantly improving -- with one of them being the Indian referees. In a novel initiative by the All India Football Federation, specialized coaches have been appointed for the nation's top referees by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) in order to help them advance continuously. In a chat with AIFF TV, AIFF Director of Referees Ravishankar J, a former FIFA Panel referee himself,

Indian Football is moving forward on the right path:…

NEW DELHI: Blue Tigers defender Adil Khan feels Indian Football is moving forward and growing on "the right path" that corroborates its new motto – "Indian Football. Forward Together". "Indian Football is growing in a good way and through the correct path. I just wish (Indian football) keeps growing the way it has been and tries to maintain the quality," the 32-year-old defender expressed during an AIFF TV interview, a year after he faced off with neighbours Bangladesh at the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata.

Referees keep moving ‘forward together’ as ‘new normal’ sets…

KOLKATA: The ‘new normal’ of football has set in with the Hero I-League Qualifiers 2020. Following the strict COVID safety guidelines, those operating in and around the tournament have already conducted four successful matches, two each in Kolkata and Kalyani respectively. While all the five teams – Garhwal FC, ARA FC, Bhawanipore FC, Mohammedan SC and FC Bengaluru United – have made their own adjustments to adapt to the new rules and regulations for their own safety, there is yet another team that is