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Swami Vivekananda National Football Championship

  • 20 May 2024
  • 1 min read

Why in News?

Recently, the Swami Vivekananda U-20 Men’s National Football Championships quarter finals were held at the Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama Ground, Narainpur, Chhattisgarh.

Key Points

  • Assam loses the quarter finals of the Football Championships to Mizoram. A total of 32 states participated in the championship.
  • All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced the Swami Vivekananda U20 National Football Championship in April 2024.
    • Apart from the newly introduced U20 championship, the AIFF also holds two other men’s age group competitions, the Junior NFC and the Sub-Junior NFC.

All India Football Federation (AIFF)

  • The AIFF is the organization that manages the game of association football in India.
  • It administers the running of the India national football team and also controls the I-League, India's premier domestic club competition, in addition to various other competitions and teams.
  • The AIFF was founded in 1937, and gained FIFA affiliation in the year 1948, after India's independence in 1947.
  • Currently, it has an office in Dwarka, New Delhi. India was one of the founding members of the Asian Football Confederation in 1954.
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