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INDIA FOOTBALL NEWS - DEC 2017 :: NEWS GALLERY - YEAR (2013-2017)


BENGAL WIN 18th NATIONAL cp (Cerebral Palsy) 7-A-side Football championship at goa 2017

Bengal win 18th NATIONAL cp 7-A-side Football championship at goa 2017
20.12.2017 : CP Football has been developing over the last 10 years in India, supported by the creation of the 7-a-side CP Football Federation of India and organisation of annual National Championships. The International Federation of CP Football have recognised this hard work and dedication and therefore provided guidance through the delivery of an IFCPF CP Football Workshop.

Bengal win 18th NATIONAL cp 7-A-side Football championship at goa 2017 which played in Duler Stadium Goa this Year from 17th -19th December. Bengal with MADHYA PRADESH,RAJASTHAN, JHARKHAND in the Senior Category. Bengal beat Jhrkhand 3-0 in Knockout stage and in the Final they beat Madhya Pradesh 2-0. Both goals sccored Biswajit Das.
Bengal win 18th NATIONAL cp 7-A-side Football championship at goa 2017
BISWAJIT DAS - 2 GOALS IN FINAL

BENGAL TEAM : Sourav pramanik, Biswajit Das, Md Giyasuddin, Md Sukur Ali, Golu misra, Amit Tewari, Prakash Gupta, Narayan karmakar (GK -GOALkEEPER).

International Federation of CP Football (IFCPF) :: IFCPF is the new official International Federation for CP Football following the sport realizing its independence from 1st January 2015, after 37 years, from the Cerebral Palsy International Sport and Recreation Association (CPISRA). Supported and part funded by its member federations, UEFA and the International Paralympic Committee; IFCPF unites countries, Football Associations, National Paralympic Committees, disability organisations and participants from across the world via the game of CP Football.

Star Sports India Football Forum 2017 highlights growing importance of the game

Star Sports India Football Forum 2017 highlights growing importance of the game

15.12.2017:STAT SPORTS MEDIA RELEASE : Star Sports has made a sincere effort in turnaround of Indian football with Participation (to build culture), Incentivization (to build career), and Commercialization model (to drive in viewership) which are the three building blocks to development. Delivering a keynote address at the Star Sports India Football Forum 2017, Gayatri Yadav, President Consumer Strategy and Innovations, Star Sports noted that there are many stories in the rural areas of the country which proves that there are many heroes in India which needs to be highlighted.
  • Kids need to get out of their homes and play to become better human beings, says Ceppi
  • There is money in sports but needs to be distributed, says Javier Ceppi
  • We need to have more stars apart from Jackson Singh and Sunil Chhetri, says Sunando Dhar
  • Next Decade is all about Football says Aaditya Thackeray


  • Our Khelo India’s mission is for kids to play at least 60 minutes, and the focus is to build Indian talent and the aim is to get 10,000 professional players down the line, said Ms. Yadav. Javier Ceppi, Tournament Director, Local Organizing Committee, U17 FIFA World Cup 2017 said that the objective of bringing the U17 FIFA World Cup to India was to improve the standard of the game and woo the billions.

    Athletes are stars and need to be respected and importance needs to be given to the game rather than celebrities. He also stated that the complexion of football in the country is changing and the improvements will be noticed 10-15 years down the line. He also congratulated AIFF for supporting and reaching out to rural areas for the enhancement of football.

    Meanwhile, referring to the development of grassroots football, Sunando Dhar, CEO, I-League said one needs to have fire in the belly and passion to play football. Kids in modern cities have plenty of options apart from the ground games, but in North-East region the main priority is football. Investment of time, money and energy is need of the hour. He also stated that getting the return on investments in India is a challenge currently, but it will surely bear fruits in future for the investors.

    Jose Antonio Cachaza, Country Manager India, La Liga during his session on ‘Traditional TV and Digital Future’ said: ‘We are here to bring a La Liga team to India. Indian football fans now don’t just support FC Barcelona or Real Madrid, but also other clubs of La Liga. Our motive is to get it to the number 1 league in Asia, by investing a lot in grassroots tournaments, NGO programmes, and academics to improve the quality.

    Aaditya Thackeray, President, Mumbai District Football Association, in a Special Address noted that the learnings from the success of the U17 FIFA World Cup don’t end here and the challenge is to take football forward with the help of the professional bodies, government and other stakeholders. Football associations need to follow the Cricket model as it is an excellent example which has seen tremendous success and popularity of the game. We have initiated Baby Leagues and other initiatives in BMC schools and with the help of Lions Club and Mumbai City FC for the identifying talent. Our aim is to give access to the lowest teams and schools which will give children an aspiration to play football.

    Established in 2010, the India Football Forum, one of the key properties of the SportzPower Knowledge Series (SKS), brings together some of the best minds on one platform for what is the definitive conference on the business of football in this market. The Lead Partner for IFF 2017 is STAR Sports, while the Platinum Partner is SONY Pictures Networks. The Knowledge Session Partners are Cutting Edge Events, Mumbai City FC, Adidas and SportzConsult. Other Partners include IISM, Mumbai Live, ESP Properties, and The Fan Garage.

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    12.12.2017: MARADONA IN A WORKSHOP PROG AT BARASAT-KADAMBAGACHI ADITYA ACADEMY SCHOOL GROUND. HETAUGHT THE STUDENTS OF SCHOOL HOW TO BE A GOOD FOOTBALLER AND SHOWN VARIOUS TACTICS AND STYLES OF FOOTBALL PLAYING.

    DIEDO MARADONA AT BARASAT-KADAMBAGACHI 12TH DEC 2017

    DIEDO MARADONA AT BARASAT-KADAMBAGACHI 12TH DEC 2017

    DIEDO MARADONA AT BARASAT-KADAMBAGACHI 12TH DEC 2017

    DIEDO MARADONA AT BARASAT-KADAMBAGACHI 12TH DEC 2017

    DIEDO MARADONA AT BARASAT-KADAMBAGACHI 12TH DEC 2017

    DIEDO MARADONA AT BARASAT-KADAMBAGACHI 12TH DEC 2017

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    AIFF Sr.VP Subrata Dutta has been confirmed as one of the speakers at SPOBIS 2018, Europe

    (AIFF) Sr VP Subrata Dutta has been confirmed as one of the speakers at SPOBIS 2018, Europe

    03.12.2017 : AF PRESS RELEASE : All India Football Federation (AIFF) Senior Vice-President Subrata Dutta has been confirmed as one of the speakers at SPOBIS 2018, Europe's leading sports business meet, which will take place at the CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf in Düsseldorf, Germany on January 30 and 31.

    Subrata Dutta will share his views on the current state of Indian football, the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup which was held in India and the opportunities for European clubs and federations on the Indian subcontinent during an exclusive Q&A Session on the SPOBIS stage. The Q&A Session named "The sleeping football giant has awoken! Why the internationalization of European football must take place in India" will be moderated by Arunava Chaudhuri (arunfoot).

    The AIFF Senior Vice-President is expected to meet and interact with high-profile delegates such as German FA (DFB) President Reinhard Grindel, Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness, LaLiga President Javier Tebas Medrano and many other leading key decision makers from sports business during the two-day event.

    Speaking about his participation, Subrata Dutta said, "I keenly await to excite the leaders of the football world by showcasing the prospects of the growing market of football in India."

    Dutta's participation at SPOBIS 2018 has been arranged by Arunava Chaudhuri and Chris Punnakkattu Daniel (CPD Football) with the assistance of Krish Roy. The quartet will form the small Indian delegation at next year's edition.

    Arunava Chaudhuri meanwhile added, "I look forward to sharing the stage with Subrata Dutta once more at an international football conference like SPOBIS. I hope we can share with the German and international audience more about the current ongoing growth of football in India."

    SPOBIS is organised by Hamburg-based SPONSORs Verlag, the leading German-language provider of information in the sports business industry. It has established itself as Europe's leading sports business meet since its launch 20 years ago. SPOBIS 2018 is expected to welcome 3.000+ delegates (70% key decision makers), who will attend more than 50 hours of panels and master classes.

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