New Delhi, Aug 28 (ANI): A website of Football Players Association of India (FPAI) was launched in New Delhi.
Launching the website, Indian football team captain Baichung Bhutia hoped it would unite the football community across the country and popularise the sport among the masses.
"It's here to help the game, also mainly it's obviously for the welfare of the players but at the end of the day to come together, share our issues, let our issues be known and just grow the game altogether," he added.
The website www.fpaofindia.com will provide football fans a glimpse into the daily life of Indian football stars, and keep them abreast of the ongoing events.
Bhutia, who has become the first Indian footballer to play 100 international matches, said that the FPAI would work in line with the Professional Footballers Association (PFA), the players' body in England, for the benefit of the players even after their retirement.
"If you look into the PF in England it's one of the biggest association. Players Football Association in England is really big and I think we want to do that kind of work for the benefit of the players during their careers and after their careers as well," he added.
The website will carry all the latest news, interviews with leading players beginning with Bhutia, a photo gallery, an event calendar and host chats.
Formed in 2006, the FPAI has been registered with Fipro, the international body for football players which has signed an MoU with FIFA. (ANI)