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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

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