Odisha to host Indian Women’s League Football
The All-India Football Federation has announced that, Odisha will host the Indian Women’s League (IWL). However, the but the dates will be announced at the later stage.
The Indian football has been trying to restart the on-field sporting action now amid the ongoing Covid-19 cases. The matches started with the I-League qualifiers. This is followed by the Indian Super League (ISL) and the I-League. Both of the leagues, namely, ISL and I-League are presently being played.
In the recent times, the Indian women’s football is also getting a fair exposure at the international stage. The senior India team will be assembling in Goa on December 1, 2021 for a two-month long training camp. They will also be playing three matches against Russia, Serbia and Ukraine in Turkey.
Indian Women’s League
It is the top division women’s professional football league which is organised in India. The first session of the league was organised in Cuttack in October 2016. It is organised by the All-India Football Federation (AIFF). The tournament provides platform for a lot of budding footballers so as to showcase their talent. It also provides them opportunities to pursue football as a career.
All-India Football Federation (AIFF)
It is the governing body that governs the association football in India. It is a part of South Asian Football Federation. It was established in the year 1937. AIFF is also a founding member of the Asian Football Confederation which is the overseer of football in Asia. The governing body sanctions and runs all the competitive football tournaments and leagues on the national level such as Indian Super League, super-cup and I-League. It also manages local football competitions in association with the state. It also manages the India national football team, women’s team and several youth national sides.
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