NEW DELHI: The Union government on Tuesday made an urgent request in the Supreme Court for an early hearing as FIFA suspended the All India Football Federation (AIFF), and rescinded India's India hosting rights for the upcoming Under-17 Women’s World Cup in October.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Centre, mentioned the matter before a bench headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud.

Mehta submitted that "some development" has taken place in the matter related to AIFF and requested the court to hear the matter on Wednesday.

Aug 10, 2022 11:08
NEW DELHI: Even as the Committee of Administrators running Indian football wastes precious time airing its angst on perceived machinations being enacted by former AIFF president Praful Patel, the Centre, through the Sports Ministry, has filed an application with the Supreme Court seeking modification of the top court’s order dated August 3 so that the election process could be concluded before the deadline set by FIFA-AFC. 
Jul 22, 2022 17:07
MUMBAI: It has been a bad week for India's sports administrators. After football and hockey's world governing bodies read the riot act to the court-appointed administrators running All India Football Federation (AIFF) and Hockey India (HI), the heat has been turned up on the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
Jul 21, 2022 14:07
MUMBAI: What is the common factor between Hockey India and the All India Football Federation? The principals assigned by the judiciary to administer the two national sports bodies are the same - Justice (Retd.) Anil Dave and former CEC SY Quraishi. It is also no coincidence that the world bodies running hockey and football respectively - FIH and FIFA - have serious issues with the way HI and AIFF are being managed.
Jul 20, 2022 12:07
NEW DELHI: With a July 31 deadline looming for the All India Football Federation to amend the statutes its constitution, the inevitable has happened. Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL), the AIFF's commercial partners, Tuesday filed a suit in the Supreme Court challenging the "final" draft constitution submitted on July 13 by the Committee of Administrators. 
Jun 27, 2022 06:06
NEW DELHI (June 03): The Supreme Court appoints. The Committee of Administrators (CoA) it sets up gets to work and ends up being more of a problem than a solution.
Jun 26, 2022 17:06
NEW DELHI: The talks involving stakeholders of Indian football and representatives from FIFA and AFC have reportedly confirmed the roadmap for Indian professional football signed on to in 2019.  As per that, the promotion-relegation process from theI-League was supposed to kick in from the 2022-23 season onwards, while for the Indian Super league it was to be implemented from the 2024-25 season.
May 20, 2022 18:05
NEW DELHI: All India Football Federation president Praful Patel has accepted the Supreme Court's decision to appoint a Committee of Administrators to run the affairs of the AIFF till elections are held as it has brought "finality to a long pending issue". 
May 18, 2022 16:05
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday appointed a three-member Committee of Administrators (CoA) headed by Apex Court Justice (retd) AR Dave to manage the affairs of the All India Football Federation (AIFF).
May 17, 2022 19:05
NEW DELHI: Even as the Supreme Court has listed the case related to the All India Football Federation's long-delayed elections for hearing on Wednesday, May 18, a potential body blow to defendant AIFF president Praful Patel and the executive committee he leads has already been delivered. 
May 16, 2022 17:05
MUMBAI: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has confirmed that the Hero I-League will have 12 teams next season and there will be no demotion from one season only. The AIFF plans to use the 2022-2023 season to have an extended home and away Hero Second Division League, and the second division winners will get promoted to the I-League from the 2023-24 season onwards.