AIFF are 'contract-bound' as per their 2010 agreement with FSDL to make the ISL the country's top league, a top source told ESPN.
Five clubs, including Minerva and Aizawl were fined Rs. 10 lakh each, while East Bengal were asked to pay Rs 5 lakh.
Sunil Chhetri has promised that the Indian players will be patient and fully back new coach Igor Stimac to implement his philosophy on the team.
Mohun Bagan announced the appointment of 47-year-old Spaniard Kibu Vicuña as their head coach for the 2019-20 season on Friday.
As IM Vijayan turns 50, Debayan Sen writes in celebration of one of India's greatest footballers.
Former India international Franco Fortunato explains what it was like playing alongside, and against the great PK Banerjee.
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.
BFC CEO Parth Jindal talks about the financial struggles of ISL clubs, the future roadmap for I-League and need for transparency.
While other teams remained tight-lipped, Minerva cited the "unfair treatment" by the AIFF as the reason for their decision.
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.
How will an Indian club seek to benefit from this association, as and when it comes through?
The AIFF says Minerva Punjab, who pulled out of the game against Real Kashmir in Srinagar in February citing security concerns, will get a rematch.
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.
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.
Minerva Punjab stayed away from Monday's match in Srinagar against Real Kashmir and subsequently moved the Delhi High Court seeking a venue change