newsfootballa month ago

AFC recognises ISL as India’s top league, approves AIFF’s roadmap

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Saturday recognised the Indian Super League (ISL) as the country’s premier competition during a meeting in Vietnam. The All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) proposed roadmap for the country’s sport was also approved by the AFC’s executive committee.
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newsfootball2 months ago

AIFF grants Indian Super League "top league" status

The AIFF has finally awarded the "top league status" to the ISL, thus dismantling the I-League from its erstwhile position. The decision has been taken to honour the 2010 Master Rights Agreement (MRA) which stated the new league would be the “senior and prestigious league” of the country.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Optimistic I-League clubs expecting positive outcome in much-awaited AIFF meeting

The protesting I-League clubs have stated that they are expecting AIFF to put their ego aside to come up with a solution that would be amicable for both ISL and I-League clubs. AIFF President Praful Patel has finally decided to meet the clubs after moving back on his promise twice before this.
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newsfootball5 months ago

Reports : ISL to get AFC Champions League slot while I-League go down to AFC Cup

According to reports, the Indian Super League would be getting the first-tier status from next season playing in the AFC Champions League while I-League clubs get demoted to AFC Cup. This could see Mohun Bagan and East Bengal not being a part of the top tier football for the first time since 1996.
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newsfootball5 months ago

AFC Cup | Despite last-gasp winner, Chennaiyin FC fail to qualify for knockout stage

Chennaiyin FC scored a last-gasp goal to beat Manang Marshyangdi of Nepal 3-2 in their final group match but failed to make the knockout stage of the ongoing AFC Cup. Bangladesh’s Abahani Limited Dhaka clinched the top spot after beating Minerva Punjab 1-0 in the other Group E tie in Guwahati.
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newsfootball5 months ago

AFC Cup | Nothing less than a win matters for Chennaiyin FC, asserts John Gregory

Ahead of their AFC Cup game against Manang Marshyangdi, John Gregory has stated that nothing less than a win will matter for Chennaiyin FC now. Gregory has also added that the team knows that the game is going to be a tough one but the players are quite used to the pressure situations.
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newsfootball5 months ago

AFC Cup 2019 | Late Mohammad Rafi goal earns crucial point for Chennaiyin FC

Chennaiyin FC substitute Mohammad Rafi earned his side a crucial point after he scored a last-gasp equaliser against Minerva Punjab in the AFC Cup on Wednesday. After failing to secure all three points, the Chennai-based franchise dropped to second in the table behind Abahani.
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newsfootball5 months ago

AFC Cup | Chennaiyin FC focused on getting all three points against Minerva Punjab, says CK Vineeth

Ahead of their AFC Cup group encounter against Minerva Punjab FC, CK Vineeth has said that the team is focussed on getting all three points from the game which will be played on Wednesday. Coach John Gregory has heaped praise on his players for showing “first-class professionalism”.
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newsfootball6 months ago

AFC Cup | Match against Abahani Dhaka most crucial for us in group stage, says John Gregory

Ahead of Chennaiyin FC’s away game against Abahani Dhaka at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, coach John Gregory has mentioned that the game will be their most crucial match in the group stage. Gregory has also added that the Dhaka club was hard to play in Chenniyin’s home leg.
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newsfootball6 months ago

AFC Cup | Minerva Punjab’s remaining home matches to be played in Guwahati

Guwahati's Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium will host the two remaining home games of the I-League club Minerva Punjab in the ongoing Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup. Minerva’s home games to be played in the north-eastern city are against Chennaiyin FC on June 19 and Abahani Dhaka on June 26.
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