INDIAN & INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL NEWS - MAY : 2015

u-14 GIRLS NATIONAL FOOTBALL : Mizoram beat haryana to win the title

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Mizoram win u14 girls national football In U-14 Girls National Football Mizoram u14 Girls win the title to beat haryana U14 Girls. Haryana and Mizoram played under flood light at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack where Mizoram emerged as the Champion by defeating Haryana 3-0 goals. The goal scorer for Mizoram were Elizabeth two goals at 30 & 66 mins and B. Vanlal one goal at 62 mins. Mizoram win u14 girls national football

INDIA SHOULD DEVOLOPE IN GRASSROOTS AND INFRASTRUCTURE : STEPHEN CONSTANTINE

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INDIA SHOULD DEVOLOPE IN GRASSROOTS AND INFRASTRUCTURE :  STEPHEN CONSTANTINE 22.05.2015: JAYDIP DASGUPTA : Stephen Constantine starts his second assignment in Indian football. Constantine was the coach of the Indian national team earlier in the year 2002 till 2005. The Indian coach Stephen Constatine today expressed his views and plans regarding Indian Football in a Media interaction at AIRLINES RECREATION CLUB - kolkata.

Stephen Constantine are of the opinion that primarily Indian should concentrate to devolope in the grass root level as well as in the modernization of infra structure. He agrees that there are a lot of developments as far as the commercialization and Sports Medicine and Interest Groups are concerned. But India should give emphasis to the development from the grass root level.There are a requirements of Academies from where the youths will enrich Indian football. He said that even a EPL Club like Manchester United are spending an amount of 2 billion pound for youth development every year.

The Infra structure of the India are still far beyond the desired level. The two main centers of Indian football Goa and Kolkata are yet to provide the suitable infrastructure for training which is required for proper development of football. He is of the opinion that even the two big clubs of the country does not have a suitable infrastructure for the development of football.

While answering to a question Stephen Constantine said that footballers should not play more than 30-35 football match in a calender year. He is not impressed with the format of the Federation Cup as footballers had to play 5 matches within a span of 9 days only. Constantine feels that the I-League should be of 16 teams, to be played in home and away basis. The second division I league will be in a new format in order to devolope football throughout the country.

Constantine elaborated that he and the Senior Vise President of AIFF ,Mr Subrata Dutta have designed the new format where the tournament initially will be played in five region. Two teams from each region will play in league format in the primary stages.The final stage will be played in the knockout basis from where two teams will finally qualify to play the I League.

AIFF, are planning to devolope the infrastructure as the organization are planning to export GPS from Australia. Currently Bangaluru FC are using GPS system in their practice session. Danny Digan, an eminent Sports Scientist will going to join AIFF, who will be working in all the age group teams of AIFF.

Answering, regarding the U-17 World Cup Stephen Constantine said that it is really a tough job for Nicolai Adams to improve the physical and mental conditions of the footballers. There should be no difference between India, Brazil and Germany, but the difference will be in the planning and it's implemention. Regarding Indian Super League, Constantine feels that the tournament is not bad for Indian football, if the footballers devolope themselves while they are in touch with the world class footballers.

It is true that the change cannot be made over night. But Stephen Constantine's target is improve Indian football within his two years tenure in India.