newsfootball8 days ago

Star Football crosses the 1 million followers mark on Twitter

Star Sports' official football Twitter handle has crossed the 1 million follower mark on the social media platform to become the first Indian football handle to go past the milestone. The account now has more followers than 12 teams that take part in the English Premier League.
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newsfootball11 days ago

Bengaluru and Jamshedpur to be a part of ISL - 4

Bengaluru and Jamshedpur have won their respective bids to introduce teams into the ISL and will now lock horns with the eight original franchises in the ISL from the fourth edition onwards. Tata Steel won the bidding for the Jamshedpur-based team, while the JSW-group will own the team in Bengaluru.
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newsfootball11 days ago

Indian Super League | ISL to announce winning bids for new teams today

The organisers of the Indian Super League (ISL) are set to announce the winning bids for the new teams in the tournament today. The bids were invited from prospective team owners in ten cities across the country. May 25th was the last day for the submission of bids for the new teams.
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newsfootball15 days 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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newsfootball2 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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newsfootball2 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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newsfootball2 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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newsfootball2 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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newsfootball4 months ago

ISL | Chennaiyin FC and Marco Materazzi part ways

ISL franchise Chennaiyin FC and Marco Materazzi have parted ways by mutual consent according to a statement released by the club. The former Italian international, who has been at the club since the inaugural season, had guided the club to their only ISL crown in the 2015 edition of the tournament.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Modi government to push football as the sport of choice in India

The Central Government has undertaken an initiative to make football ‘a sport of choice’ in India through which they aim to reach 11 million children. The ‘massive’ school engagement program comes at a time when the sport is seeing renewed interest with the ISL leading its older rival- the I-league.
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