newsfootball3 months ago

ISL and I-League to be played simultaneously for the moment, states AFC

Proposing a “temporary short-term bridging solution” to the year-long impasse, AFC has approved that ISL will be played alongside I-League in 2017 and 2018. Additionally, the Fed Cup winners will play AFC Cup preliminary stages, while I-League winners will play in the AFC Champions League Playoff.
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newsfootball3 months ago

I will miss Mohun Bagan-Bengaluru FC rivalry, says Sunil Chhetri

Bengaluru FC captain Sunil Chhetri revealed that he would miss competing against Mohun Bagan in the I League as the team is now a part of the Indian Super League. However, Chhetri suggested that the introduction of two leagues will create more opportunities for young Indian footballing talent.
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newsfootball4 months ago

AFC gives recognition to Indian Super League

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have accepted the All India Football Federation's (AIFF) proposal to recognise the Indian Super League as an official competition. This will result in the ISL winner getting an AFC Cup qualifying slot to participate in the continental competition.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Indian football gets road map for future

Stakeholders in Indian football have agreed to make a roadmap to create right structure for Indian club football in the coming years for the game across the country. At a roundtable meeting held on Wednesday, a consensus was reached on working together for the development of Indian club football.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Praful Patel: I-League is the official league in the country

AIFF President Praful Patel cleared the air on the ongoing debate between the I-League and the Indian Super League, saying that the former is the official league of the country and the latter is just a tournament. He also said that the two leagues would not merge and will carry on separately.
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newsfootball5 months ago

FIFA president congratulates Aizawl for historic I-League win

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has sent a letter of congratulation to Aizawl FC for their historic I-League victory. In a letter addressed to the AIFF President, Infantino also hoped that the association of the AIFF and Aizawl FC will help to spread a positive message for football across India.
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newsfootball5 months ago

"If required, we will do a new tournament", threatens IFA secretary

The Indian Football Association’s Secretary, Utpal Ganguli, threatened to inaugurate a new league parallel to the Indian Super League if the legacy and heritage of the oldest football clubs in India aren’t protected from the commercial requirements put forward by AIFF’s partners.
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newsfootball6 months ago

Aizawl FC threaten to spark worldwide protests if relegated to second division

I-League champions Aizawl FC's spot in the Indian football has come in jeopardy after speculations of a merger between ISL and I-league begun. The club said that they will seek the help of the Prime Minister and resort to protests if still forbidden to defend their newly won title.
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newsfootball6 months ago

Aizawl FC's future in jeopardy as I-League may cease to exist

Just days after winning the I-League, Aizawl FC's future in top-flight Indian football is in grave doubt following the possible merger of I-League with the cash-rich ISL that could see the Mizoram club being demoted on account of lack of budget even as they compete in the prestigious AFC Cup.
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newsfootball6 months ago

Determined Aizawl FC conquer I-League a year after almost being relegated

Aizawl FC became the first northeast side to win the I-League on Sunday, a year after finishing at the bottom of the table. The Mizoram outfit finished with 37 points, one point ahead of Kolkata powerhouse Mohan Bagan, to earn the honour of competing in the prestigious AFC Cup.
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