Football Notes: FC Barcelona Opens Football Academy In Delhi, India
After three years of "a lot of effort," Barcelona's FCBEscola Indian school "is a reality." Barcelona "already has two centers in Delhi at full performance" after "overcoming hundreds of obstacles." Barcelona is the "first football club to complete a global project all over India," which has a population of 1.3 billion (SPORT, 12/28). ... The Indonesian FA (PSSI) confirmed that "it will apply a two-conference format for the upcoming season of the Indonesia Super League." Indonesia Super League side Persib Bandung said that "it will suit all clubs financially." The PSSI announced that the 22 teams competing in ISL 2014 "would be split into two geographical regions of 11 clubs each" (JAKARTA GLOBE, 12/27).