AIFF denies sacking U-17 coach Nicolai Adam

News reports had emerged late Tuesday evening that the German had been sacked by the Indian football association following a dismal performance at the recently concluded Granatkin Memorial Cup in Moscow, where the Indian team finished last.

AIFF has denied sacking Under-17 coach Nicolai Adam.   -  Prashant Nakwe

All India Football Federation (AIFF) >denied reports suggesting it had sacked national under-17 football team coach Nicolai Adam.

>News reports had emerged late Tuesday evening that the German had been sacked by the Indian football association following a dismal performance at the recently concluded Granatkin Memorial Cup in Moscow, where the Indian team finished last.

"AIFF President Mr. Praful Patel interacted on Tuesday (January 24, 2017) with the coach and the boys who were on their way back to Goa from the Valentin Granatkin Memorial Tournament in St Petersburg, Russia. The President discussed the performance of the team as well as the way forward towards preparing a more competitive team for the U-17 World Cup," said a >release by AIFF on its website.

The government body also reinstated its focus on improving Indian football and unearthing new talents in the country ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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