AIFF and IMG-Reliance Plan to Develop Football in India

August 24, 2012

A national football academy will be built in Vadodara, India with the aim of providing a much-needed boost to sport in India

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) and its commercial and marketing partner IMG-Reliance  this week presented ambitious plans for football development in India with the objective of its national team participating in the 2026 World Cup.

Vadodara already has several football grounds, and IMG-Reliance chose the location because it believes it would be easy to build an academy.

The AIFF and IMG-Reliance are also working toward refurbishing the existing stadiums.

The academy’s goal is to produce 80 percent of national team players within the next 10 years.

IMG-Reliance will also provide scholarships to 16 football players that will include full-time training and academic education at IMG Academy in Florida.{jcomments on}