Germany to assist Indian football professionalism

The All India Football Federation and Deutsche Futball Liga, which runs Bundesliga in Germany, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to share knowledge and experience to develop the game in India. According to AFCMedia, AIFF General Secretary Alberto Colaco and DFL's Chief Operating Officer, Holger Hieronymus signed an agreement to exchange managerial, technical and sporting know-how.

“Germany has a upper-hand over India in terms of organisation of the league, the marketing of clubs and the league, et al. Our first aim is to popularize German football in India but we would also be involved in the areas of management and organisation, youth programme and sporting activities,” Hieronymus said.