I-League 2016-17 season: Full coverage

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Here are the latest updates and a selection of stories from the 2016-17 I-League season.



Will AIFF seize the Aizawl moment or score an own goal?

Aizawl threaten 'fast unto death' if denied top tier entry

Ralte, Gomes lead ESPN's I-League Team of the Season

What the quest for 'one league' means for Aizawl... and others

Final round

Photos: Aizawl's very special homecoming

Ugra: Aizawl dream comes true on a mad night in Shillong

Anatomy of a fairytale: How Aizawl turned their fortunes around in one year

Recap: Games that shaped Aizawl's triumphant season

Twitter reacts to Aizawl's I-League truimph

Report: Aizawl are champions of India

Report: Bagan win, DSK-Minerva play out a thriller

Report: East Bengal finish 3rd, Bengaluru FC 4th

Round 18

Aizawl one match, one point away from history

Former players, coaches back Aizawl to make history

'Sunday is about which is the best club in the north-east'

Seasoned Khalid steers inexperienced Aizawl's fairytale bid

I-League preview: Shillong takes centre stage as Aizawl look to make a point

Shillong vs Aizawl: Forget north-east unity, Sunday is 'judgement day'

Wahingdoh, the one-season wonders who didn't have a chance

Job almost done, Aizawl cautiously prepare for Shillong party

Aizawl can't wait for Sunday's Northeast Derby

Round 17

The numbers that put Aizawl on the brink of history

Photos: Aizawl inch towards history

Aizawl score one goal, move closer to the other

In Aizawl the hills unite to take on heavyweights

Jeje's unique burden during Aizawl v Bagan

Aizawl's Brandon all set for 'most important game'

Shootout in Aizawl: The match that could win the I-League

I-League title up for grabs as Aizawl, Bagan lock horns

I-League's tightest finishes

Khalid Jamil: There's something special happening in Aizawl

Round 16

Sen: Poor home form, defensive woes cost East Bengal the title

East Bengal's title hopes end after loss to Shivajians

Rookie Bayi and veteran Norde take title race to Aizawl showdown

Norde keeps Bagan on top as Aizawl stay in the hunt

Round 15

Sen: Azhar's brilliance redeems ill-tempered derby

Bagan win Kolkata derby, Bengaluru leave it late

Bengaluru fall apart in Kolkata as title dream ends

Wins for Chennai, Lajong

International break

Mumbai FC appoint Oscar Bruzon as head coach

Round 14

I-League by the numbers: East Bengal have most goals, away wins

Bengaluru FC vs Mohun Bagan: A classic that could have been

Bengaluru FC vs Mohun Bagan, when the stands fanned the flames

Lajong halt Churchill's winning streak; Chennai shock East Bengal

BFC's Bagan jinx continues; Aizawl drop points as DSK rout Mumbai

Round 13

Ugly, but effective Mumbai keep Bagan at bay

Balwant Singh scores as Mohun Bagan drop points again

Aizawl capitalise on East Bengal's slip-up to go top

Round 12

Aizawl, East Bengal keep pace but setback for Bagan

BFC win, DSK snatch point in Chennai

Title race: Aizawl and East Bengal on course, Bagan falter

Round 11

Report: East Bengal beat Bengaluru to stay top, Aizawl edge past Chennai

Karanjit Singh the only shining light in an abysmal Chennai defence

Uneasy lies the head that wears the I-League crown

Round 10

Ugra: I'm in an Aizawl state of mind

Title race wide open as Aizawl hand East Bengal season's first defeat

Bagan remain unbeaten, Bengaluru drop points

Minerva edge Churchill in thriller, Shillong leapfrog Bengaluru FC

New boys Minerva finally find their feet

Round 9

Bengaluru FC's crown slipping fast from grasp

BFC held, Minerva earn point

Churchill earn hard-fought point against Chennai

Round 8

Five takeways from the Kolkata derby: A tactical stalemate, and a battle of the fans

Tight Kolkata derby ends in goalless draw

Bhaichung Bhutia: The I-League will come back to Kolkata

Chhetri and Bhutia, first among equals

New venue, same menu for Kolkata derby

East Bengal look to clip Mohun Bagan's wings

Bengaluru FC drop points again

Mehtab Hossain: Winning the I-League is a question of perform or perish

Aizawl FC ease past Churchill Brothers

Kolkata derby headlines eighth-round action

Round 7

Chennai City sack head coach Robin Charles Raja

I-League: Bengaluru fight back for draw; Shillong Lajong, East Bengal win

I-League: Minerva Punjab get maiden win, Mohun Bagan beat Aizawl

East Bengal gather more steam, Bengaluru FC slip again

I-League by the numbers: Lajong continue winning run, Chhetri closes in on Bhutia

Round 6

Aizawl snatch late win, Minerva hold Churchill

Dicka's brace helps Shillong to third straight win

Round 5

I-League: Lajong beat Mumbai; Chennai get maiden win

Goalless draw exposes chinks in Mohun Bagan's armour

Sloppy BFC come crashing down to earth

I-League preview: DSK host in-from Mohun Bagan

Round 4

Marks out of 10: Aizawl thrill, Mumbai disappoint

I-League by the numbers: A tale of two goal droughts

East Bengal hand champions BFC first loss

'When you lose at East Bengal, the fans want to kill you'

I-League: Shillong win; Churchill deny Shivajians

Round 3

I-League: Aizawl edge Lajong 2-1, Bagan, DSK win

I-League Bengaluru beat Mumbai, Churchill lose again

Round 2

Report: Bagan beat Shillong, Aizawl edge Minerva

Report: Bengaluru stay top, East Bengal register first win

Report: Sawhney snatches late win for Mumbai FC against Churchill

Marks out of 10: Mumbai, Aizawl impress; Churchill Brothers disappoint

Stats: Goalless streak for debutants, Bengaluru FC's clean sheets

Transfers: Bengaluru FC sign Sandesh Jhinghan

Transfers: Robin Singh returns to East Bengal

Round 1

Report: Bengaluru cruise, East Bengal held on opening day

Report: Bagan, Mumbai win; Chennai, Minerva draw

Blog: Bengaluru FC make debutant Sena Ralte one of their own

Marks on 10: Bengaluru, Mumbai impress; East Bengal disappoint

Stats: Dry opening day, Aizawl's first and Chennai's 13-year wait


Meet the 10 I-League teams

I-League by the numbers

Bengaluru FC begin I-League title defence at home against Lajong

Defending champions Bengaluru FC will start their campaign at home on January 7 against Shillong Lajong FC,as per the fixtures list for the first nine rounds released by the AIFF.

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BFC one of the best in Asia: Lajong coach Singto

AIFF gives Chennai City FC and Minerva Punjab FC right to take part in the I-League 2016-17

NEROCA, Sudeva FC among teams bidding for 2017 I-League

AIFF to invite fresh bids for 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.

Sporting Clube de Goa and Salgaocar FC pull out of the I-League

Dempo pull out of I-League

Churchill Brothers set for I-League return

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.

AFC: Restructuring plans are the sole preserve of the AIFF