newsfootball12 hours ago

AIFF announces continuation of I-League in AFC Asian Cup, remove the Asian player quota

The All India Football Federation has declared the continuation of both I-League in AFC Asian Cup and has further removed the mandatory Asian player quota for each team in the league. The AIFF’s League committee meeting in Delhi has derived these announcements for the upcoming season.
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newsfootball7 days ago

Bengaluru FC appoint Carles Cuadrat as new coach

Bengaluru FC have decided to hand over the coaching reins to FC Barcelona academy graduate Carles Cuadrat on a one-year contract after Albert Rocca decided to part ways with the club last month. The Spaniard has previously been with the club for two seasons since joining in the 2016-17 season.
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newsfootball3 months ago

I-League title was not our aim when we started, reveals Minerva Punjab’s coach Khogen Singh

Minerva Punjab FC’s coach Khogen Singh has disclosed that in the initial stage of the I-League, the team didn’t think about the title and their aim was to get into the top four of the table. Minerva Punjab FC became the new I-League champion after beating Churchill Brothers on Thursday.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball4 months ago

AIFF to ask Director of referees to step down after poor officiating in ISL and I- League

After multiple instances of errors made by referees during the ISL and the I-League season, rumour has it that AIFF has asked Director of referees, Gautam Kar, to step down. The AIFF recently gave in to the ISL franchise’s demand to call in foreign referee’s to improve the standard of the games.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore hints at establishing a world-class football academy in Manipur

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has stated that the sports ministry is contemplating setting up a world-class football academy in Manipur in collaboration with the state government. Manipur has been the football factory of India with multiple players from the state making to the national team.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball4 months ago

Cuttack and Kochi shortlisted as possible venues for inaugural Super Cup

AIFF has shortlisted Cuttack and Kochi as possible venues for the inaugural Super Cup involving the top teams from both ISL and I-League with the knockouts scheduled to start on March 31. AIFF has decided to ditch Goa as a venue option to give other stadiums a chance to host a tournament.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Aizawl FC demand Rs 57 lakh remaining dues from AIFF after being fined for ‘crowd violence’

Just a day after the AIFF disciplinary committee found Aizawl FC guilty of crowd violence, the club has asked the federation to pay them Rs 57 lakh towards outstanding dues since the 2015-16 season. An AIFF official, however, stated that all dues will be cleared by the end of the ongoing budgetary.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa year 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa year 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa year 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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