AIFF’s executive committee, which met today, has decided that the Indian men’s football team head coach, Igor Stimac’s contract extension, which happened yesterday, will be done on a tournament performance basis.
A minimum of a quarterfinal entrance in the 2023 AFC Asian cup has been set as the criteria for Stimac’s continuation in his role.
The executive committee has also decided on a new scouting programme for national football for both junior and senior talents. The functioning of the scouting program will begin, once a technical director, who will be an Indian, is finalised.
It was also confirmed that three promotional tournaments will be conducted before the U-17 women’s football World Cup from September 25 to October 11.
AIFF also confirmed that it will be nominating Shabbir Ali, IM Vijayan and Arun Ghosh for Padma Shri, while Jeje Lalpekhlua has been recommended for the Arjuna Award