"I am looking forward to playing at the highest level once again," said Ali after the AIFF's decision.
Indian football's stakeholders discuss the keys to the game's future success in the country.
The women's U17 World Cup is scheduled to take place from February 17 to March 7 next year.
The four semi-finalists of this year's event will earn direct qualification to FIFA U-17 World Cup Peru 2021.
Sunil Chhetri said the U17 World Cup gave players invaluable exposure, setting them up well for the future.
The Women's Asian Cup will be held in India in 2022, AFC have announced.
The Women's U-17 World Cup will be held in India from February 17 to March 7, 2021, FIFA announced on Tuesday.
In 20 months, Nawaz has gone from rejection for India's U-17 World Cup team to becoming FC Goa's first-choice goalkeeper.
The Under-17 Women's World Cup was postponed by FIFA on Saturday, due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic across the globe.
The fate of the 2020 U-17 Women's World Cup in India hangs in the balance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For hosting the 2020 U-17 Women's World Cup, here's what India can learn from hosting the men's event in 2017.
Despite India's best defensive efforts, South Korea hung on to a 1-0 win to move into the semi-finals of the AFC U16 Championships.
Having reached the last eight for the first time since 2002, India must address wastefulness up front as tougher challenges await in the knockouts.
India begin their U16 Championships campaign against Vietnam in Kuala Lumpur on Friday. Here's all you need to know about the tournament.
India needs more leagues, more games, more coaches too for the sport to improve, say experts.
The 'Arrows' route consists of members of India's U-17 and U-19 teams teaming up to play as a separate club in the I-League.
FIFA's head of competitions Jamie Yarza has praised India's readiness to host "major events" in world football.
Sharda makes her debut at a FIFA tournament and finds lots in common with other global events, though nothing beats the Games for sheer size and scale
ESPN lists five players that impressed for their respective teams, but will not be seen in the U-17 World Cup Monday onwards.
The 4-0 loss against Ghana in New Delhi on Thursday was a reminder of the gulf that remained between India and world-class competition.
Ghana beat India with goals from Eric Ayiah, Richard Danso and Emmanuel Toku, as the hosts finished their World Cup campaign last in the group.
India's AFC Asian Cup qualification during the U-17 WC throws up an intriguing possibility of some juniors making their way to the senior team.
The African U-17 runners-up will be India's toughest challenge at the World Cup so far and will start as the overwhelming favourites.
Had India stuck to their usual corner routine against Colombia, Jeakson Singh would've been at the far post and unable to create history.
Sanjeev Stalin left his modest home at the age of 10 with dreams of making a career in football. And he has already helped create a bit of history.