AIFF put pen-to-paper on MoU with French counter-parts

With an eye on the U17 World Cup, 2017, the AIFF have signed an MoU with the intention of seeking technical assistance as well as exposure trips for the Indian team...

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Tuesday, 3rd June, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the French Football Federation (FFF), in Zurich.

The MoU comes hot on the heels after the Federation first signed a similar agreement with the German Football association (DFB), just last month, which was preceded by an agreement with the Japanese FA, in February 2015.

“It’s an honour to enter into an agreement with the French Football Federation. We look forward to learn from their technical expertise for further development of the sport,” revealed an ecstatic Praful Patel, to the AIFF’s official media portal.

As per the MoU, the two federations will collaborate on intense subjects management and officials, technical experts, coaches, referees, et. al.

The agreement also spans the organization of training camps or ‘sports centres’ when the opportunity arises. Also on the agenda was the Under-17 World Cup, which India will play host to in 2017.

The outline for Indian Under-17 team to travel to France to take on French teams via exposure trips, alongside  participation in various youth tournaments have also been thought about.