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INDIAN I-LEAGUE

2018/2019 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
1 Chennai City 13 4 3 43
2 East Bengal 13 3 4 42
3 R. Kashmir 10 6 3 36
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'With PK in the team, you just knew anything could happen'

To talk about my association with PK, I would have to go back more than 50 years. When we were playing domestic football, he used to play for Railways and I used to turn out for Tatas, and then for Maharashtra and Bombay in the Santosh Trophy. My relationship with him was cordial, and we always caught up and cracked jokes when drawn to play each other.

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I used to play right half, what you would call right midfield in modern football, in a 3-2-5...

Minerva Punjab's no-show latest chapter in Super Cup's fading relevance for I-League clubs

In keeping with their announcement earlier this week, Minerva Punjab did not show up for their opening game of the Super Cup against FC Pune City in Bhubaneswar on Friday. Six other I-League clubs have also threatened to withdraw, and Churchill Brothers are understood to be unsure about participation. What does it mean for the Super Cup and what should fans expect from this tournament?  

The rumours about plans to relegate I-League to the second division behind ISL had resulted in...

No title, but a season to remember for East Bengal

Inside 11 seconds of the restart of their last match of 2018, East Bengal's hopes of winning the I-League almost went up in flames in front of their own fans, at the Salt Lake Stadium.

Debutants Real Kashmir, having defended doggedly for 45 minutes, saw midfielder Surchandra Singh zip in a low cross after bombing down the right. East Bengal right-back Lalramchullova tracked back swiftly but the pace of the cross skewed his clearance into the roof of his own net.

Kashmir, perhaps the stingiest defence...

Coimbatore joy, Kozhikode heartbreak: How the I-League title was won

Chennai City became the first team from Tamil Nadu to win the I-League, a come-from-behind 3-1 victory against Minerva Punjab in Coimbatore securing their place in history. 

It wasn't a title won without its share of drama, with East Bengal one point behind them at the start of the day, playing their own final game against Gokulam Kerala in Kozhikode. Here is how the drama unfolded. 

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The kick-off is delayed at both venues -- Coimbatore is a bit late to get everything in readiness,...

As it happened: Chennai City pip East Bengal to win the I-League on dramatic final day

 

Chennai City became the first team from Tamil Nadu to have won the I-League, with a 3-1 win against holders Minerva Punjab in Coimbatore on Saturday. East Bengal were in the title race till the very end, but their win had no influence on the title as Chennai pipped them by one point. 

Here's how the final day unfolded blow-by blow: 


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