India to set up National Centre of Excellence

first_imgU17 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) Praful Patel Indian U-17 World Cup Squad 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.last_img

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