The India national football team is the national football team of India and is governed by the All India Football Federation. It is a member of the Asian Football Confederation. Since 1948, the AIFF has been affiliated with FIFA, the international governing body for world football. In 1954, AIFF became one of the founder members of the Asian ...
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National Football League, established in 1996 by governing body All India Football Federation (AIFF) was the first "semi-professional" football league in India. The League was renamed and restructured and the I-League was founded in 2006 after India's former top league the National Football League disbanded in a successful effort aimed at increasing the game in India.
IFA Shield. IFA Shield. As the British treated Calcutta as their default capital, it is logical that even football would emerge from here. The first governing body of football in India, the Indian Football Association, started organizing the IFA Shield football tournament.
One such league currently making its mark in India at the moment is the Indian Super League (ISL) for football. Although the game was always popular across certain regions and pockets of society, the league has given it mainstream attention. For instance, the AIFF has established a Strategic Plan for the next 3 years.
See also: Football in India – Indian football league system. All India Football Federation : League management and operation Men's Competitions. Leagues Indian Super League : 1st-tier I-League : 1st-tier (started as National Football League) I-League 2nd Division : 2nd-tier; Cups AIFF Super Cup : National cup (Previously as Federation Cup)
India is home to some of the oldest football clubs in the world, and the world's third oldest competition, the Durand Cup .There was a time when football in India was highly celebrated. The Indian football outfit was called the "Brazilians of Asia".
The Indian football champions are the winners of the highest league in Indian men's football. Currently two parallel football league system exists, namely Indian Super League (ISL) and I-League . Though Indian football tournaments dates back to the eighteenth century, a proper league system was established in 1996 with the commencement of National Football League (NFL).
Proliferation of professional sports leagues in cricket, hockey, football, badminton, kabaddi in the last decade has resulted in numerous controversies on assignment of media rights, restrictions on players and on rival leagues, that have raised questions on potential violations of section 3, which prohibits anti-competitive agreements, and section 4, which outlaws abuse of dominance, of the Competition Act.6 The first major intervention of the CCI in the field of sports was with respect to ...
This is a list of the oldest documented football competitions, played at school, club, national ...