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India’s AIFF sign partnership with France Football Federation

India's AIFF sign partnership with France Football Federation
India's AIFF sign partnership with France Football Federation

Picture Courtesy: AIFF Media

Barely a month after All India Football Federation (AIFF) entered into a partnership with the German Football Association (DFB), the AIFF president Praful Patel signed an agreement with the French Football Federation (Fédération Française de Football – FFF) in Munich. Kushal Das, AIFF General Secretary was also present on the occasion.

The AIFF had earlier signed a MoU with the Japan Football Association (JFA) in February 2015.

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

As per the agreement, the parties agreed to cooperate with each other in order to develop strong ties between their respective associations for the mutual benefit of each association and for the promotion, growth and continued success of football in each country.

It also highlights the collaboration and cooperation through management and officials, technical experts, coaches, referees, etc.

Exchanges regarding training of technical personnel and organisational procedures, availability of sports centres or installations for competition, training and camps as and where possible in accordance with availability and suitability, have also been agreed upon.

Besides, support for the preparation of the Indian Under-17 World Cup Team which will be participating in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup to be hosted by India in terms of exposure trips for matches with French teams and participation in youth tournaments in France have also been considered.

(Report & Photo courtesy AIFF Media)