No state has dominated domestic football in the last decade quite like Goa. Ever since the National Football League was re-christened to the I-League in 2007, Goan clubs have won 6 out of the 7 editions.
Dominant India built on their impressive first match showing against Jiangsu Sainty with yet another clinical display to beat Chinese Super League side Shanghai East Asia 2-0 in their own backyard here Saturday.
Having missed the crown narrowly, East Bengal will look to finish runners-up for a third time in four seasons when they conclude their I-League campaign against United SC at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Monday.
The AIFF today imposed Rs 80,000 fine on Mohammedan Sporting and Rs 10,000 on their coach Abdul Bola Mashood Aziz for protesting against the referee`s decision in their 2-3 loss to Bengaluru FC in a Round 13 I-League fixture.
India football Captain Sunil Chhetri on Friday said he would return to Sporting Lisbon to complete his contract obligations but has decided to play domestic football if the Portugal club rejects his plea for a loan to some other club.
Pune FC climbed past East Bengal to occupy the second position in the table after posting a comfortable 3-1 victory over Mohun Bagan in their return-leg I-League fixture at the Kalyani Stadium here on Wednesday.
Mohun Bagan will look to return to winning ways after their loss to champions-elect Chruchill Brothers when they face a resurgent Pune FC in a rescheduled 16th round match of the I-League at Kalyani Stadium on Wednesday.