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: I-League 2013-14: Inspections begin at Goan clubs.

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DSC PRESS RELEASE : Indian national football team coach Wim Koevermans along with other AIFF officials conducted inspections at Dempo Sports Club and Sporting Club de Goa under the guidelines of the Indian Club Licensing Criteria set up by Asian Football Confederation and FIFA.

It is now mandatory that any club who wishes to participate in the I-League from 2013 onwards must comply with certain criteria as laid down by the AFC/FIFA. Today's visit was to positively encourage the clubs to follow the professional guidelines.

Mr Armando Colaco, General Secretary of the club, presided over the meeting and welcomed the guests. Inspections began with a tour of the overall infrastructure checking that the players and their training facilities are in good order. The team also checked with the junior players about their nutrition and training schedule. Later a meeting was organised with the junior team coaches wherein they were given some useful tips by Mr. Koevermans.

After a through look at the training facilities at Sangolda, the Inspection team reviewed facilities at the club often advising on maintaining records as per the FIFA guidelines. Later the AIFF officials interacted with Dempo officials and offered specific suggestions tailored to support the Club and help them meet the criteria. They seemed to be satisfied with the policies and procedures followed at the club.

After visiting Salgaocar FC and Churchill Bros SC tomorrow, they will be travelling to Kolkata and North East for their final stage of club inspections.

: AIFF receives three bid documents for new I-League Clubs..

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AIFF Media Rlease : JSW, a Consortium from Kerala and Mumbai Tigers submitted their bid documents to register themselves as prospective I-League Clubs for the 2013-14 edition of the I-League. The three Clubs submitted their documents at the Football House, Dwarka on Wednesday (May 15, 2013).

JSW will play their Home-matches in Bangalore while Mumbai Tigers would be based in Mumbai. The Consortium from Kerala will have their base in Kochi.

The submitted bids would now be placed before the Bid Evaluation Committee which meets in the Capital on May 21, 2013. Mr. Sunando Dhar, CEO, I-League felt the move would usher in a new phase as far as infrastructure and Youth Development are concerned.

"The reason to induct new Corporate Teams into I-League was not only to spread the I-League to new venues but also to address the infrastructure and Youth Development issues plaguing Indian Football. We are confident that we would be able to handle these issues through the new Teams," he said.

"Right from Day One when we conducted the Open House Meeting at Football House, we were confident of receiving a positive response. We thank all for their support and cooperation," Dhar added.

Interested parties were supposed to submit the documents latest by 5pm on Wednesday (May 15, 2013).

India Sr.Women Football Team win first Friendly against Bahrain by a margin of 2-1..

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IND : Pinky Magar 8', Kamala Devi 36'
BAH : Reem Yusuf 42'

AIFF MEDIA : The Indian Women's Senior National Team started their quest to qualify for the AFC Women's Asian Cup next year in style by getting the better of Bahrain in their own backyard here at the National Football Stadium on Tuesday (May 14, 2013).

The match - first of the two Friendlies against the same opponent - ended 2-1. Pinky Magar and Kamala Devi scored for India in the 8th and 36th minute respectively. For Bahrain, Reem Yusuf halved the margin in the 42nd minute.

In took just eight minutes for the SAFF Cup champions to unlock their rival's rearguard, striker Pinky Magar stabbing home from a rebound off Sasmita Malik's effort that hit the horizontal. India doubled their lead in the 36th minute. Kamala Devi doing the needful this time from close after Malik once again crossed perfectly into the danger area from the left.

The hosts pulled one back out of the blue when a free kick from the edge of the box struck Ashalata Devi's hand inside the box. Striker Reem Yusuf converted from the spot. India had launched an attacking offensive from the first whistle with repeated forays on the hosts' goal. The strike-duo of Pinky and Bala Devi combined well up front.

Malik had a game to remember. Not only did her pin-point floaters lead to the two goals, the darting runs down the left flank gave the Bahrain defence a harrowing time. In the middle of the park, former India Captain Bembem Devi was a class apart. The most experienced player for India engineered virtually every move with her ability to shimmy though thickets coming to the fore on most occasions.

The sight most common in Friendlies was seen minutes into the second half as both the Coaches ringed in quite a few changes. With a place up for grabs in the all-important AFC Women's Asian Cup (Qualifiers), the fresh legs were at it from the word go. For India Bala, Malik and Pinky made way for Dangmei Grace, Rinaroy Devi and Jyoti Ann Burrett.

India play Bahrain again on Thursday May 16, 2013).

: India, PAkistan,Bangladesh Fulham Tri series has been cancelled..

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