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INDIAN I-LEAGUE

2018/2019 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
4 Churchill Br 9 7 4 34
5 Mohun Bagan 8 5 7 29
6 NEROCA FC 7 5 8 26
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The I-League's four-horse race

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Aizawl can't wait for Sunday's Northeast Derby

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What is the I-League-AIFF showdown all about?

What is the story?

The I-League clubs want a 20-team unified professional league starting with 2019-20 season. They have written to the AIFF pitching the same, but are yet to get an official response. 

Nine I-League clubs have also written to AIFF general secretary Kushal Das, communicating their keenness to participate in the ongoing Super Cup, subject to a meeting with federation president Praful Patel about the future of the I-League.

Who all are involved?

All I-League clubs with the exception...

Eight clubs 'seek answers' from AIFF on future of I-League

Of the eight clubs, Real Kashmir and Chennai City (pictured), as well as East Bengal are in contention for the I-League title.
Of the eight clubs, Real Kashmir and Chennai City (pictured), as well as East Bengal are in contention for the I-League title.

Even as the I-League season heads towards a close finish -- with three teams still in contention for the 2018-19 title -- eight of 11 clubs have written to All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel requesting a meeting on February 20 to "seek answers" regarding the league's future.

The letter -- bearing the names of top office-bearers of Aizawl FC, Chennai City, Churchill Brothers, Gokulam Kerala, reigning champions Minerva Punjab, Mohun Bagan, NEROCA and East Bengal -- says...

Mohun Bagan coach quits after loss to Real Kashmir FC

Mohun Bagan coach Shankarlal Chakraborty resigned from the job after the team's 2-1 home loss to I-League debutants Real Kashmir FC on Sunday, citing his 'moral responsibility' to do so.

Mohun Bagan's title hopes are all but over as they suffered their second consecutive defeat after losing to Neroca FC. "I've informed the club officials that I do not wish to stay anymore. Now it's up to the club to take a call," Chakraborty said at the post-match news conference.

Mohun Bagan have a packed...

The Kolkata derby: Middle of the table, talk of the town

East Bengal fans will be hoping to celebrate a fourth victory for the season on Sunday

When East Bengal host Mohun Bagan on Sunday, the two teams will find themselves languishing in mid-table, eight points adrift of I-League leaders Chennai City FC. 

Yet, the Kolkata derby remains as important as ever. 

Former midfielder Renedy Singh describes the clash as "the special one" in Indian football. According to Shabbir Ali, the former India forward who played two seasons in East Bengal colours and more than a decade further in Kolkata, the "charm and the craze will always be...

I-League predictions: Mohun Bagan to pip East Bengal; difficult season for Aizawl

The I-League, still India's top club competition and qualifier for the AFC Champions League slot in early 2020, begins on October 26 with Chennai City FC hosting Indian Arrows.

The highlights of this season include a debut for the first team from Jammu and Kashmir in India's top-flight, the abolition of the mandatory Asian player quota, and a field of 11 teams that will include Churchill Brothers, who had their relegation overturned. Impressive individual performances will also keep India coach...