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AIFF enters into an agreement with French Football Federation

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Barely a month after All Football Federation entered into a partnership with the German Football Association (DFB), President of AIFF, has signed an agreement with French Football Federation (FFF) in Munich.

AIFF had earlier signed a MoU with the Football Association in February 2015.

"It's an honour to enter into an agreement with the French Football Federation," Patel said.

"We look forward to learn from their technical expertise for further development of the Sport," he added.

General Secretary of AIFF, Kushal Das was also present on the occasion.

As per the agreement, the two parties have decided 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 highlighted 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 team for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017 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 talked about.

First Published: Tue, June 02 2015. 18:28 IST