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Bengal down Jharkhand, Mizoram beat Meghalaya in Zonal finals

Sub-Junior, Football, National, Championship, The Coca Cocla Cup, 2014-15, AIFF, Soccer, U-17, World Cup, Scouting, Zonal, Final, Round, South ZoneWest Bengal, Mizoram, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Chandigarh and Haryana are the six teams so far to have qualified for the Final Round of the Sub-Junior CocaCola Cup.

First-half goals from Arnab Negi and Abhijit Mondal in the 18th and 36th minute respectively helped West Bengal – who qualified from East Zone Group B with maximum points – down gritty Jharkhand who until the final match had plundered no less than 19 goals in two matches. According to the rules, Jharkhand also qualified for the final round as the second team from East Zone.

Mizoram on the other hand rode on a second-half brace from Jerry Laldinpuia either side of a strike from Larry Lalrinalawma to beat Meghalaya by three goals and make the cut. Meghalaya similarly qualified as the second team.

In the North Zone, Chandigarh and Haryana will fight it out for the Zonal finals, with both teams booking their places in the final round.

Report: AIFF Media.

FIFA Team Inspects Kochi JN Stadium and Training Grounds for 2017 U-17 World Cup

Kochi, Football, Jawahar Lala Nehru Stadium, JN, Kaloor, Soccer, U-17, World Cup, FIFA, Mather, Kerala Football Association, KFA, Natural turf, FIFA, 2017 U-17 World CupMr.Constantin Weiland FIFA Official along with AIFF officials Mr.Javier Ceppi , Mr.Shaji Prabhakar, Mr.Vijay Parthasaradhy, Ms.Roma Khanna conducted Inspection at JNI Stadium, Kaloor today in the presence of KFA President KMI Mather and General Secretary Anilkumar P. The team checked the infra structure and facilities at the Stadium. They have also visited the proposed training venues at KUFOS Ground, Fort Kochi Veli Ground, Govt: Boys Higher Secondary School Ground, Panampilly Nagar and Maharajas College Ground in the morning.

“As the Stadium is made of Natural Turf the training grounds also must be of the same “, the team conveyed to Mr. Mather. They will be sharing the report within another few days. The team left for Bombay by evening, expressing their hope to furnish the training grounds and the Stadium renovation work up to the FIFA standards within the time frame.

An article in Deccan Chronicle about the visit throws more insight. FIFA stipulates having four training grounds in a World Cup hosting city. Javier Ceppi the tournament director appointed by AIFF was quoted in DC saying :

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“We need four training grounds that is the minimum. The grounds have to be ten times better than the current pitch”

He also emphasized on the need of bucket seats in the stadium for it to qualify for hosting the 2017 U-17 World cup. The second tier in Kochi JN stadium currently don’t have bucket seats installed.

It is also mentioned in the report that a confirmation on whether Kochi will be hosting the tournament would be available by January 2015.

With Kochi registering an average crowd of 47000 for ISL, the city has gathered attention from the authorities in terms of attracting crowd. If our local authorities wake up and work towards this goal, we will see Kochi hosting 2017 U-17 World Cup.

With inputs from KFA press-release

Manjeri to host South Zone Sub Junior National Championship 2014-15‏

Sub-Junior, Football, National, Championship, The Coca Cocla Cup, 2014-15, AIFF, Soccer, U-17, World Cup, Scouting, Zonal, Final, Round, South Zone, ManjeriIts raining football in Manjeri. The district is high on a  win in the inter-district football championship that took place at the Kottapady stadium. Football is back again and this time it is to Manjeri, the venue for last year’s Federation cup that saw huge turn out.

South Zone Sub Junior National Championship for Coca Cola Cup 2014-15 will  be conducted at Malappuram District Sports Council Ground at Manjeri from 12th to 22nd December 2014. 5 teams including Kerala, Tamil Nadu , Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh & Pondicherry will be competing in the championship.

Fixture will be as follows :

        Date

 

     Team A

    Team B

12/12/2014

Tamil Nadu

Karnataka

12/12/2014

Kerala

Andhra Pradesh

14/12/2014

Pondicherry

Karnataka

14/12/2014

Tamil Nadu

Andhra Pradesh

16/12/2014

Kerala

Pondicherry

16/12/2014

Karnataka

Andhra Pradesh

18/12/2014

Tamil Nadu

Pondicherry

18/12/2014

Karnataka

Kerala

20/12/2014

Andhra Pradesh

Pondicherry

20/12/2014

Tamil Nadu

Kerala

 FINALS

 

22/12/2014

Group Winner

Group Runner Up

 

Sub-Junior National Football Championship for Coca Cola Cup 2014-15

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Sub-Junior National Football Championship for Coca Cola Cup 2014-15 will kick off on December 8th.

This tournament which will act as a platform for scouting for the upcoming 2017 U-17 World Cup that will take place in India is conducted on a zonal basis.

Jharkhand emerge champions of 36th Sub Junior Nationals

Update :

Jharkhand has been stripped of the title because of age fraud. AIFF found out that some players in the Jharkhand team is over aged.

Jharkhand walloped Goa 8-3 in the final to emerge champions.

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  Final Round Table Group A

Team P W D L F A Pts
Goa 4 3 0 1 9 3 9
Chandigarh 4 2 2 0 5 3 8
West Bengal 3 1 0 2 4 3 3
Karnataka 4 0 2 2 4 10 2
Meghalaya 3 0 2 1 3 6 2

Final Round Table Group B

Team P W D L F A Pts
Jharkhand 4 4 0 0 16 6 12
Kerala 4 2 1 1 14 10 7
Mizoram 4 2 0 2 8 8 6
Maharashtra 3 0 1 2 8 15 1
Haryana 3 0 0 3 3 10 0

Fixtures of Final Round :

Teams that have qualified for the final rounds are divided in to two groups, A & B.

Group A

Chandigarh, Karnataka, Goa, West Bengal, Meghalaya

Group B

Maharashtra, Kerala, Haryana, Jharkhand, Mizoram

Fixtures :

Match Score
January 13, 2015
Chandigarh Karnataka
1 - 1
January 13, 2015
Goa West Bengal
2 - 0


Match Score
January 14, 2015
Maharashtra Kerala
5 - 5
January 14, 2015
Haryana Jharkhand
2 - 4


Match Score
January 15, 2015
Karnataka Meghalaya
2 - 2
January 15, 2015
West Bengal Chandigarh
0 - 1


Match Score
January 16, 2015
Mizoram Jharkhand
2 - 3
January 16, 2015
Kerala Haryana
5 - 1


Match Score
January 17, 2015
Meghalaya Chandigarh
1 - 1
January 17, 2015
Goa Karnataka
3 - 1


Match Score
January 18, 2015
Mizoram Haryana
1 - 0
January 18, 2015
Jharkhand Maharashtra
7 - 1


Match Score
January 19, 2015
West Bengal Karnataka
4 - 0
January 19, 2015
Meghalaya Goa
0 - 3


Match Score
January 20, 2015
Kerala Jharkhand
1 - 2
January 20, 2015
Maharashtra Mizoram
-:-


Match Score
January 21, 2015
Chandigarh Goa
2 - 1
January 21, 2015
West Bengal Meghalaya
5 - 1


Match Score
January 22, 2015
Haryana Maharashtra
-:-
January 22, 2015
Mizoram Kerala
2 - 3


Update:

Ten teams have qualified for the final round of the Coca Cola Cup. Zonal winners and runners make up these.

North Zone

Winners  : Chandigarh

Runners Up : Haryana

South Zone

Winners  : Karnataka

Runners Up : Kerala

West Zone

Winners  : Maharashtra

Runners Up : Goa

East Zone

Winners  : West Bengal

Runners Up : Jharkhand

North-East Zone

Winners  : Mizoram

Runners Up : Meghalaya

 

Mode of Competition

  • The Championship will be played on basis of the following system:
Zonal Round : North, South, East, West & North East
  • Depending upon the number of participants, the teams will be divided into
  • different/single group/s and the matches will be played on a single leg leaguecum knock-out basis in their respective zones.
  • The two (2) teams qualifying for the zonal finals from each zone will qualify
    for the final competition, ten teams
Final Round:
  • Ten (10) teams qualified from the Zonal round will be divided into two (2) groups of five (5) teams each
  • Matches will be played on a single leg league basis and top two (2) teams from each group will qualify for the semi-finals
  • The semi-finals and the final will be played on knock-out basis. The winnersof the semi-final matches will play in the final.

Zones in the tournament

South Zone

Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Andhra Pradesh

West Zone

Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Daman & Diu

EAST ZONE GROUP A

Sikkim, Jharkhand, Orissa

EAST ZONE GROUP B

SAI , Bihar, West Bengal, Chattisgarh

NORTH EAST ZONE GROUP A

Nagaland, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram

NORTH EAST ZONE GROUP B

Meghalaya , Tripura, Manipur

NORTH ZONE GROUP A

Haryana , Himachal Pradesh, Delhi , Uttarakhand

NORTH ZONE GROUP B

Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Chandigarh

Zone Wise Finals

North Zone

Chandigarh – Haryana

2 - 0


South Zone

Kerala – Karnataka

1 - 3


West Zone

Maharashtra – Goa

3 - 0


East Zone

Jharkhand – West Bengal

0 - 2


North East Zone

Mizoram – Meghalaya

3 - 0


Schedule according to match day for Zonals:

Bookmark this page! Results will be updated here!


Match Score
December 8, 2014
Assam Mizoram
2 - 3


Match Score
December 9, 2014
Meghalaya Tripura
9 - 1


Match Score
December 10, 2014
Jharkhand Sikkim
14 - 0
December 10, 2014
Goa Madhya Pradesh
6 - 1
December 10, 2014
Maharashtra Gujarat
6 - 0
December 10, 2014
Arunachal Pradesh Mizoram
-:-
December 10, 2014
Nagaland Assam
-:-


Match Score
December 11, 2014
West Bengal Chhattisgarh
5 - 1
December 11, 2014
SAI Bihar
4 - 1
December 11, 2014
Tripura Manipur
0 - 16


Match Score
December 12, 2014
Orissa Jharkhand
5 - 2
December 12, 2014
Daman and Diu Madhya Pradesh
1 - 6
December 12, 2014
Goa Gujarat
8 - 0
December 12, 2014
Mizoram Assam
3 - 0
December 12, 2014
Nagaland Arunachal Pradesh
-:-
December 12, 2014
Haryana Himachal Pradesh
2 - 0
December 12, 2014
Delhi Uttarakhand
1 - 0
December 12, 2014
Kerala Andhra Pradesh
7 - 0
December 12, 2014
Tamil Nadu Karnataka
1 - 2


Match Score
December 13, 2014
Chhattisgarh SAI
1 - 2
December 13, 2014
Bihar West Bengal
1 - 6
December 13, 2014
Manipur Meghalaya
0 - 1
December 13, 2014
Punjab Chandigarh
0 - 1
December 13, 2014
Uttar Pradesh Jammu & Kashmir
2 - 1


Match Score
December 14, 2014
Pondicherry Karnataka
-:-
December 14, 2014
Tamil Nadu Andhra Pradesh
5 - 1
December 14, 2014
Sikkim Orissa
1 - 13
December 14, 2014
Maharashtra Daman and Diu
12 - 0
December 14, 2014
Madhya Pradesh Gujarat
0 - 5
December 14, 2014
Himachal Pradesh Delhi
2 - 1
December 14, 2014
Uttarakhand Haryana
1 - 1
December 15, 2014
Mizoram Meghalaya
3 - 0


Match Score
December 15, 2014
West Bengal SAI
4 - 1
December 15, 2014
Bihar Chhattisgarh
7 - 0
December 15, 2014
Chandigarh Uttar Pradesh
5 - 1
December 15, 2014
Jammu & Kashmir Punjab
-:-


Match Score
December 16, 2014
Haryana Delhi
2 - 1
December 16, 2014
Uttarakhand Himachal Pradesh
2 - 2
December 16, 2014
Kerala Pondicherry
0 - 0 (o.P.)
December 16, 2014
Karnataka Andhra Pradesh
8 - 0
December 16, 2014
Goa Daman and Diu
9 - 1
December 16, 2014
Maharashtra Madhya Pradesh
4 - 1
December 17, 2014
Jharkhand West Bengal
0 - 2


Match Score
December 17, 2014
Punjab Uttar Pradesh
7 - 0
December 17, 2014
Jammu & Kashmir Chandigarh
0 - 2


Match Score
December 18, 2014
Tamil Nadu Pondicherry
-:-
December 18, 2014
Karnataka Kerala
1 - 3
December 18, 2014
Gujarat Daman and Diu
5 - 0
December 18, 2014
Goa Maharashtra
5 - 5
December 19, 2014
Chandigarh Haryana
2 - 0


Match Score
December 20, 2014
Andhra Pradesh Pondicherry
-:-
December 20, 2014
Tamil Nadu Kerala
1 - 4
December 20, 2014
Maharashtra Goa
3 - 0

 

German Coach for Indian National Team?

Germany, Football, DFB, FA, India, U-17, FIFA World Cup, Wim Koevermans, Asian Games, National Team, Technical Director, Markus WeidnerAccording to a report in Hindustan times, AIFF has sought help from DFB (German national football federation) to share knowledge in areas such as coach education and player’s development. The German FA is willing to help India as well.

Markus Weidner, the head of coach education and international relations, DFB is quoted in Hindustan times, “The AIFF recently asked us to share our knowledge, especially within the technical fields such as coach education, players’ development, etc. The DFB (German national football federation) is willing to assist the AIFF,”.

For AIFF, the priority is to find a coach for the India U-17 team which will taking part in the 2017 World Cup taking place in India. The article also reports that AIFF will seek help from DFB for replacing the current national team coach Wim Koevermans, whose contract expires on October 31.
Earlier media reports suggested that Wim Koevermans will be appointed as the Technical Director of national team once Rob Baan’s stint ends by Dec 31. This article speculates that there would be a change in this plan after India’s pathetic show at the Asian Games.

AIFF tying up with Brazilian club, Atletico Paranaense

Atletico Paranaense, Brazil, India, AIFF, FIFA, U-17, World Cup, 2017, AIFF, Kushal Das, BrazilAccording a PTI report, All India Football Federation is tying up the with Brazilian club, Atletico Paranaense keeping in mind the 2017 Under-17 World Cup that is slated to take place in the country.

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.

FIFA allocates $38 million for 2017 U-17 World Cup in India

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According to a report in PTI, AIFF vice-president Subhas Chopra, was quoted saying, “For the U-17 World Cup in 2017, FIFA officials have told us that they have kept around $38 million for organizational purpose only.”

Subash Chopra, treasurer Hardev Jadeja and executive committee member Ankur Dutta attended the FIFA congress in Sao Paolo just two days before the start of the 2014 World Cup.

More here : Fifa earmarks $38 million for Under-17 World Cup in India

Six Kerala kids in Goa Academy for the 2017 U-17 World Cup Camp

AIFF, FIFA. Goa, U-17, World Cup, India, Football, Indianfootball, Soccer, AcademyMany lists came and went, but there were no names from Kerala any more in the Indian football team in the recent years.  This development is a much need solace for that existential agony Kerala Football was facing for some years now.

Malayalam media reports  that 6 kids from Kerala has been selected for the 2nd batch that will train in AIFF Goa Academy, the preparatory camp for the 2017 U-17 World Cup that will be hosted in India. There are already two Kerala boys training at the academy – Rishi Dutt from Thrissur and Abu Thahir from Idukki.

They are joined by Rahul (Thrissur), Inayat (Kozhikode), Favad (Malappuram) and Ajin Tom Kerala, Premier, League, KPL, Football, Soccer, AGs Office, Excise, Police, Customs, Eagles FC, india, Indianfootball,(Wayanad). These kids were selected from the sub-junior national championships that took place in May 2013. The selected bunch were screened in Goa and an 18 member squad was selected.

Four of these kids are part of SEPT training centers in the state. Rahul from Thrissur trains at the Parappur Center, Favad from the Therattammal center, Inayat from the Mavoor center in Kozhikode and Ajin Tom through the Naduval center of SEPT. This a splendid achievement for SEPT who has been involved in grassroots football development in the state.

The preparatory camp in goa will start this monday.

India Submits Bid for hosting 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup

AIFF, India, FIFA, U-17 World Cup, 2017India has officially submitted the bid for hosting the U-17 World Cup in 2017. Read on the note that was published on the ALL India Football Federation’s website.

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) can confirm that India has submitted its bid to host the prestigious 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017.

“We are happy that we could submit all the necessary bid documents before the deadline,” AIFF General Secretary Mr. Kushal Das told www.the-aiff.com.

“I am grateful to our President Mr. (Praful) Patel for the initiative taken in following up with the Government in terms of the guarantees required, and ensuring the all the guarantees were ready and could be submitted in time,” added Mr. Das.

Airtel I-League CEO Mr.Sunando Dhar submitted the bid documents to FIFA’s Director of Competitions Division Mr. Mustapha Fahmy at the FIFA Headquarters in Zurich on Tuesday (November 12, 2013).

“I was at Zurich to submit our bid documents for hosting the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017. The bid will be taken up in the FIFA Executive Committee meeting on December 3,” Mr. Dhar confirmed.

“FIFA was very happy to receive the guarantees from the Government and the official bid from AIFF. We are eagerly waiting for the final verdict now,” he added.

Other nations competing for the bid include Uzbekistan, Ireland and the 2010 World Cup host South Africa.

Source : http://www.the-aiff.com/

India’s bid for for 2017 U-17 FIFA World Cup on track

fifa_logoAccording to AIFF president Praful Patel, India will submit the bid for U-17 FIFA world cup shortly. Recently there were reports that FIFA had extended the dates for bid submission to November 15th.

Praful Patel said that the guarantees required by FIFA for hosting the world cup has been supported by Union Cabinet and the states where the matches will take places are asked to give the guarantee.

Eyeing the world cup, recently India had endowed the FIFA emblem legal protection as well.

Read More : AIFF to submit bid shortly for U-17 FIFA World Cup

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