newsfootball17 days 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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newsfootball18 days 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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newsfootball21 days 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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newsfootball22 days 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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newsfootball3 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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newsfootball3 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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newsfootball4 months ago

Bengaluru FC loan Norales out to Ozone FC

Honduras footballer Roby Norales has been loaned by the Bengaluru FC to second division side Ozone FC. The 26-year-oldstriker who scored twice on his debut against Chennai City FC, but does not fit into coach Albert Roca's plans, prompting the move.
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newsfootball4 months ago

ISL | Unpaid Marcelinho pondering legal action against Delhi Dyanmos

Brazilian forward Marcelinho has revealed that he is yet to be paid for his stint in the 2016 ISL with Delhi Dynamos. The 29-year-old, who was the top-scorer in the league last season, has threatened to take legal actions against the last year’s semifinalists if his payment is not cleared soon.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Gurpreet Singh urges Indian footballers to go abroad

Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who is playing for Norwegian club Stabaek, has urged the budding footballers to move abroad in order to get the right coaching they need. The 24-year-old has also stressed on the need of a 10-month long domestic league for the players to raise their level.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Jeje Lalpekhlua wins AIFF Player of the year Award for 2016

Mohun Bagan and Chennaiyin FC forward Jeje Lalpekhlua has been conferred the AIFF's Player of the year Award of 2016 for his stunning displays for club and country. Jeje scored a combined tally of 17 goals in 20 appearances for India, Mohun Bagan and Chennaiyin FC in the current season.
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