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AIFF signs MoU with French Football Federation

New Delhi, June 3: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the French Football Federation (FFF) to seek technical expertise for the development of the sport in the country.

India after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Japan Football Association and the German Football Association, decided to move a step further and signed an agreement with FFF.

AIFF President, Praful Patel who was in Munich to lock the formalities said, "It is an honour to enter into an agreement with the French Football Federation. We look forward to learn from their technical expertise for further development of the sport".

As per the agreement, both the Federations agreed to cooperate and collaborate in every sphere of footballing activity from technical excellence to administrative and organizational support.

The agreement will also allow AIFF to arrange for exposure trips for matches with French teams and participation in youth tournaments in France for India’s U-17 team, which has secured an automatic qualification in the under-age World Cup after India won the right to host the tournament.

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