Arsenal Wengerhead of the Global Football Development task force at FIFA, will help with development Indian football at primary level, president of the All India Football Federation (AIFF). Callian Chaubey he said, revealing Vision 2047 Saturday timetable.
Arsene Wenger, known for his managerial career at English Premier League club Arsenal, has written to the AIFF and pledged his team’s support to help advance Indian football. Kalyan Chaubey also spoke to senior FIFA and Asian Football Confederation (AFC) officials on the sidelines of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
“We had extensive discussions with the FIFA development team,” Chaubey said at the Vision 2047 unveiling ceremony. “Arsene Wenger is the head of FIFA’s task force and they will help us with grassroots programs. The coaches from Wenger’s team will come.” “Kalyan,” said Chauby.
In addition to being FIFA’s head of global football development, Wenger is a member of FIFA’s football and technical advisory panels and chairman of FIFA’s technical research group. Wenger’s role also focuses on coach education.
According to Vision 2047, AIFF plans to place India in the top four football nations in Asia.
The 24-year program has been divided into six four-year strategic plans. The first of six plans will cover the period until 2026, when AIFF will seek to increase participation at the grassroots level.
In women’s soccer, the AIFF aims to create a four-tier league system in its first phase. The top tier will be occupied by the 10-team Indian Women’s League. The next tiers will be the second league, five zonal leagues and a new women’s junior league in the correct order.
AIFF will aim to have at least 20 states implement new women’s youth structures by 2027. In men’s football, the AIFF wants to create a three-tier system of national leagues with 40 teams.
The Indian Super League and I-League will have 14 teams each, while the other I-League will have 12 teams.
The AIFF also aims to restructure the national structure so that city and county leagues feed into state championships.
In a similar fashion, the AIFF wants a renewed men’s youth league structure with a simultaneous local state youth league and an elite youth league. The winning club team or academy team from the state youth leagues will be promoted to the elite youth league.
The AIFF also proposed a data-driven scouting structure from elite youth league systems for its national teams.