All ten teams of the 2016-17 I-League will be in action over the opening weekend of January 7 and 8, with defending champions Bengaluru FC starting their campaign on January 7. Here are the latest updates and a selection of stories about the I-League.
* Former champions Salgaocar Football Club, as well as Dempo and Sporting Clube de Goa, pulled out from the upcoming season in protest against the All India Football Federation's decision to restructure the national football league system.
Churchill were dropped from the league in 2014 along with Mohammedan Sporting and Rangdajied United for failing to fulfill the club licensing criteria. Churchill Brothers will be the only Goan club in the league next season.