AIFF tying up with Brazilian club, Atletico Paranaense
Kushal Das, General Secretary, AIFF was quoted as saying “To give exposure to the players, AIFF is tying up with Brazilian team, for an exchange program of the U-17 team,”
The other points that has got a mention in the report are FIFA’s visit to India in November to inspect stadiums for 2017 U-17 World cup, the viability of football as a profession and the need for state associations being agile for the development at grass root level. Kerala and Mizoram were picked out and mentioned by the General Secretary on the last aspect.
Apart from the usual backing up of ISL from the federation, Kushal Das has mentioned the importance of connecting to the fans through regional languages. Star Sports will be broadcasting the new league in 5 languages – Hindi, English, Bengali, Malayalam and Kannada.
Santosh Trophy also gets a surprise mention. Apparently there are plans to telecast Santosh Trophy matches as well.
Read the report here.