No East Bengal or Mohun Bagan, costs rising and revenue dipping, I-League clubs hold out for shot at promotion in 2022.
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The AIFF is likely to decide on the future of the ongoing I-League season in the first week of April, following consultations with the clubs.
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Taking advantage of the home conditions, Real Kashmir on Thursday scored their first victory of the ongoing I-League season.
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Chennai have raised the issue with the AFC match commissioner and BFF officials.
After a career-defining season with Chennai, Gaurav Bora is ready for the next chapter in his life with India's U23 squad.
What do these teams want? What is the AIFF's stance? What next? ESPN has you covered.
The absence of an AFC slot coupled with uncertainty over I-League's future, Super Cup risks becoming completely relevant.
All season long, questions were asked of Chennai City's character and temperament. All season long, Chennai City answered them.
Despite uncertainty, before this season and in the coming months, East Bengal showed tenacity in taking the title race to the final day yet again.
The I-League title race went the distance, with Chennai City and East Bengal in tight battle till the very end. Here's how the action unfolded.
Chennai City beat Minerva 3-1 to win the I-League while East Bengal also won in a dramatic final day of action in the I-League.
East Bengal moved within a point of leaders Chennai by beating Minerva. Here's how things stand ahead of a mouthwatering final day.
Churchill Brothers beat Chennai in a five-goal thriller to keep the title race alive.
Real Kashmir's title challenge ended after a loss to East Bengal, but coach Robertson says they've already exceeded expectations.
Nestor Gordillo's wonder strike started it all as Chennai City routed Mohun Bagan to get one hand on the i-league trophy
The I-League functions at a surprising level of anonymity in Coimbatore, leaders Chennai City's adopted home city. But that is slowly changing.
With an increasing number of Spaniards in Indian football, more and more teams are opting for controlled possession. But has it worked?
Not only are Chennai favourites to beat Bagan, the fixture itself tells the story of the two teams' contrasting seasons.
Eight of 11 clubs have written to AIFF president Praful Patel requesting a meeting on February 20 to "seek answers" regarding the I-League's future.
Wins for Churchill, Real Kashmir and East Bengal has thrown the I-League title race wide open. Here's what each team needs to do to stay alive.
After last season's 'great escape', Chennai are leading the I-League table and scoring for fun. This is the story behind their improbable success.
Which teams run the danger of relegation? Could there be a surprise title contender? ESPN predicts the final league standings for the season ahead.