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INDIAN I-LEAGUE

2018/2019 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
4 Churchill Br 9 7 4 34
5 Mohun Bagan 8 5 7 29
6 NEROCA FC 7 5 8 26
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The I-League's four-horse race

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What is the I-League-AIFF showdown all about?

What is the story?

The I-League clubs want a 20-team unified professional league starting with 2019-20 season. They have written to the AIFF pitching the same, but are yet to get an official response. 

Nine I-League clubs have also written to AIFF general secretary Kushal Das, communicating their keenness to participate in the ongoing Super Cup, subject to a meeting with federation president Praful Patel about the future of the I-League.

Who all are involved?

All I-League clubs with the exception...

Nestor Gordillo's Beckham moment has Chennai City dreaming of title

David Beckham. Wayne Rooney. Luis Suarez. Xabi Alonso. Nestor Gordillo. 

One of those names isn't quite as glamorous as the rest, but for pure audacity and technique alone, Chennai City FC's Gordillo finds himself in elite company.

On a hot Sunday evening in Coimbatore, Gordillo produced one of football's most aesthetically pleasing yet rarely seen sights, chipping the goalkeeper from near the half-way line. It's unlikely that Gordillo will capture the football zeitgeist the way Beckham...

Chennai City flying under the radar in adopted home of Coimbatore

Chennai City, with 37 points, are currently five points ahead of East Bengal and Real Kashmir FC.
Chennai City, with 37 points, are currently five points ahead of East Bengal and Real Kashmir FC.

Saravanan, 42, has been in Coimbatore all his life. A cab driver since 2015, his vast knowledge of the city comes in handy while transporting patrons to and from various corners of the city.

Naturally, Saravanan was taken aback when he couldn't find the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in ATT Colony, Gopalapuram. Even after putting his topographical pride aside and resorting to Google maps, he still had trouble reaching the actual location.

"Football na inga dhaan, sir (If you're looking for a football...

Mohun Bagan's visit to Chennai a tale of contrasting seasons

'Bagan's visit to Chennai could decide the title.'

Until a few seasons ago, anyone reading that headline would have assumed it's about Mohun Bagan's chance to close in on the title with a win at Chennai.

This season, it's just the opposite. Not only are Chennai favourites to beat Bagan and move a step closer to an unlikely title, the fixture itself tells the story of the two teams' contrasting seasons.

A win could take Chennai eight points clear of East Bengal and Real Kashmir [though Kashmir play...

Eight clubs 'seek answers' from AIFF on future of I-League

Of the eight clubs, Real Kashmir and Chennai City (pictured), as well as East Bengal are in contention for the I-League title.
Of the eight clubs, Real Kashmir and Chennai City (pictured), as well as East Bengal are in contention for the I-League title.

Even as the I-League season heads towards a close finish -- with three teams still in contention for the 2018-19 title -- eight of 11 clubs have written to All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel requesting a meeting on February 20 to "seek answers" regarding the league's future.

The letter -- bearing the names of top office-bearers of Aizawl FC, Chennai City, Churchill Brothers, Gokulam Kerala, reigning champions Minerva Punjab, Mohun Bagan, NEROCA and East Bengal -- says...