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Bounty in store for AIFF

New Delhi: The All India Football Federation is in line to receive a bounty of upto $400,000 from FIFA for setting up four regional training centres in different parts of the country.

``The centres in the four corners of India would be used to train promising youngsters in the finer points of the game as well as referees and coaches to ensure that the standard of football improves in the country,'' an AIFF spokesperson said.

The Federation is presently in the process of identifying the locations for these proposed centres and the AIFF has written to the various state associations to gauge their interest in this regard.

``The proposed locations should have a proper stadium and other infrastructure which could be augmented to world class status with the help of the FIFA grant,'' the spokesperson said. The final amount involved in the project is yet to be confirmed and discussions in this regard are on between the AIFF and FIFA's regional development office for Asia located in Sri Lanka. — PTI

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