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Jammu and Kashmir to host Football Federation Cup in August 2015

Aug 19, 2014 17:33 IST

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced on 18 August 2014 that Jammu and Kashmir will host Football Federation Cup in August 2015.

Besides, AIFF general secretary Kushal Das also announced

•    To start a U-15 I-League in order to tap the best talent for the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in 2017
•    To appoint a foreign coach for the U-17 besides also roping in a professional CEO.
•    The U-15 I-League will involve 24-28 teams.

About Federation Cup

  • The Federation Cup is an annual club level football tournament of India. It was started in 1977.
  • Presently it is the most important club tournament after the I-League to which it has become a de facto League Cup. The winning club of the Federation Cup gets a chance to compete in the continental level in AFC Cup.
  • The current holders of the Federation Cup are Churchill Brothers which defeated Sporting Clube de Goa by 3–1 in the 2014 final held in Kochi.
  • Matches during the Federation Cup were usually held at neutral venues around India. The Final is also held in a neutral venue.
  • Most successful club is Mohun Bagan which has won 13 titles so far.

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