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I-League 2019-20: Which team has the edge?

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ISL, I-League: FC Goa through but two continental slots still open

You know when they say 'every game means more' and it really doesn't? Well, this season in Indian football it actually might. With confusion reigning on who gets what in the race for continental competition spots, ESPN attempts to break down what teams in the ISL and I-League need to do to confirm their places in the AFC Cup.

Who gets the AFC Champions League slot?

This is the most straightforward one -- the winners of the ISL league stage. That, for the 2019-20 season, is FC Goa. They will have...

Beitia, Naorem lead Mohun Bagan charge in I-League power rankings

Mohun Bagan were the biggest I-League gainers in January, and not just following the announcement of their merger with ATK and automatic elevation to the Indian Super League (ISL) next season. The individual efforts from Bagan players is reflected in ESPN's power rankings for January, where Fran Gonzalez retains his place from last month, and is now joined by Joseba Beitia and Nongdamba Naorem.

#10 Vikram Pratap Singh [Indian Arrows]

The Arrows could earn only one point in their games through January,...

Gokulam Kerala, Sunil Chhetri, IM Vijayan join hands to help late footballer's family

On Sunday, Gokulam Kerala host Churchill Brothers in a crucial I-League game.

This game, though, means more. Gokulam will be donating the revenue from ticket sales to the family of the late footballer Dhanarajan Radhakrishnan. On December 29, 2019, Dhanarajan, once of Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, and Viva Kerala, had collapsed while playing a sevens match in Perinthalmana in his home state of Kerala. He died of a cardiac arrest before reaching the hospital.

Gokulam have invited Dhanarajan's wife, Archana,...

By ESPN Staff

East Bengal appoint Mario Rivera as new head coach

East Bengal on Thursday appointed Mario Rivera as their new head coach, a position which was lying vacant after the sudden resignation of Alejandro Menendez.

Rivera, who was a former deputy to Menendez, has been appointed till the end of the season (May 31), the club said.

An UEFA Pro Licence coach, Rivera had most of his coaching stints in Spain. Rivera is familiar with the team and coaching staff and this will surely be an advantage for the remainder of the season. He is expected to join the club...

ATK, Mohun Bagan confirm merger; new club to compete in ISL 2020-21

Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions ATK will merge with I-League club Mohun Bagan in June 2020 and will compete as one team in the next ISL season. A press release stated that the "the new football club will have brand names of both ATK and Mohun Bagan."

RPSG Group, which owns ATK, announced on Thursday that they will acquire a majority stake in Mohun Bagan Football Club, which will make them 80% shareholders with Mohun Bagan Football Club (India) Private Limited owning the remaining...