U17 World Cup Indian Football: Praful Patel announces plan for ‘world class’ National Centre of Excellence Goal Last updated 2 years ago 18:01 26/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) AIFF Media U17 World Cup India U17 With India ready to host the U-17 World Cup, AIFF President Praful Patel has announced a new plan for the development of the sport in the country… All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel has announced plans for a National Centre of Excellence to be set up in India. Patel was speaking at a press conference at Delhi, ahead of the U-17 World Cup scheduled to kick-off in less than two weeks’ time.AIFF Pres: We are setting up a national centre of excellence with with world class standards and infra. #FIFAU17WC— ashish peter (@Ashish_peter284) September 26, 2017″We have not shortlisted the location but it is in advanced stage. We are setting up a national training centre of excellence which will be the home of the Indian national team, junior and women’s team. We are wanting to build a world class centre of excellence,” said Patel. He mentioned that talks are at an advanced stage and that there is a possibility of FIFA lending its support for the project. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. “We should have a permanent facility for everything – from physical training to swimming room to classrooms to mental conditioning. We are in talks and I don’t want to go beyond that at this point. It may cost us over 100 crores INR. Hopefully we will get FIFA supporting us in this initiative as much as we will reach out to private sponsors. It would have at least a couple of fields so that there is enough space. We want to host it in a place where there is more competitive sport available because you can’t be putting it in the backwaters. You won’t get teams to play competitive games,” he stated.”A lot of talks are at an advanced stage and it is not yet finalized. As soon as the World Cup is over, we will announce the location. We hope to commence the work as early as 2018 so that it is ready in an year and a half,” he added.
Manchester United ‘We have to finish second’ – Mourinho concedes title to Man City Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 21:40 2/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Getty Images Manchester United José Mourinho Manchester City Premier League Manchester United sit 15 points behind the Blues and the Portuguese has given up hope of overhauling Pep Guardiola’s side Jose Mourinho has admitted that Manchester United cannot win the Premier League title, insisting that they must now focus on finishing second.Manchester City currently lead the Premier League by 15 points, with 13 games of the season remaining.City have lost just once in 2017-18 – to Liverpool – and have drawn just twice, while United have suffered four defeats and recorded five draws. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player United face Huddersfield Town this weekend, while City take on Burnley, but Mourinho has now given up hope of overhauling Pep Guardiola’s side.”We need points to be the first of the last,” he told reporters.”We have to try to finish second, we are in this position all season, we were first for a few weeks and then we were always second.”The fight is open for second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth but is practically closed for the first.”Indeed, United have only a three-point lead over both Liverpool and Chelsea, in third and fourth, and are just five ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham.However, Mourinho says United have improved since the end of last season, and maintains that they are focused on silverware.”We’re doing better than last season and it’s very important for us to do better than last season,” he added.”We are trying to win something this season, and if not, we will try to be stronger for next season.”