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FICCI GOAL 2013 Indian Football Convention

Goal.com, the official partners at the event held in Delhi, recaps the discussions held at FICCI's GOAL 2013 Indian football convention...

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'The IPL is our popular benchmark' - AIFF President Praful Patel

AIFF President Praful Patel stresses on the need to commercialise Indian football

Youth is the way to go for Indian Football development

'We need icons to promote football in India' - AIFF Technical Director Rob Baan

'We're not going for quantity' – AIFF’s Technical Director for Academies Scott O’Donell

'The I-League needs a players and team cap' - Leisure Sports Managing Director S S Dasgupta

'It is something we would prefer not to have' - AFC Technical Director Jim Selby on match fixing

'Many countries pay lip-service to youth football' - AFC Tecnical Director Jim Selby

'Government is committed to hosting the 2017 U-17 World Cup in India' - Indian Sports Secretary P.K. Deb

'Implementation of Sports Code not at the cost of AFC or FIFA norms' - AIFF President Praful Patel

'We have to adopt a new fitness training philosophy in India' - India's Technical Director Robert Baan

LIVE: Indian Super League Build-up
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16:45 IST
Which well-known Indian footballers are not part of the Indian Super League this year? We have a compiled a list.
16:35 IST
Atletico de Kolkata head coach Jose Molina has confirmed that Borja Fernandes will wear the captain's arm-band against Chennaiyin FC on Sunday evening.
16:26 IST
In both the editions prior to this, a foreigner had scored the first goal of the season. Fikru Teferra in 2014 and Helder Postiga in 2015. Will this trend change this year? Which Indian can score a goal today? One among Vinit Rai, Halicharan Narzary may be?
16:15 IST
"Clearly, ideas have changed and NorthEast United are no longer a prisoner of their former philosophical entity. They have made more rational changes and go into the season with a fresh approach," read our editorial on NorthEast United here before the action kicks off in less than three hours.
16:05 IST
ISL TRIVIA: Chennaiyin FC were the first ever team to have made it to the knock-out stages of the competition.
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