With the Hero Indian Super League football tournament already a big hit in its inaugural edition, Brazilian great Zico on Saturday called for its merger with I-League, the top-tier professional league of the country.
Indian badminton sensation Saina Nehwal became a member of Bengaluru FC. The 2012 Olympic bronze medallist is a big fan of the I-League champions and was presented with a jersey by club skipper Sunil Chhetri on Monday.
Aiming to prepare a strong squad for the Under-17 World Cup in 2017, the All India Football Federation today said that the inaugural edition of the proposed AIFF U-15 tournament for I-League clubs will be held next year.
All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel is delighted with the response the ongoing Indian Super League has got so far and said the tournament has brought lot of enthusiasm to the beautiful game in the country.
I-League winners Bengaluru FC made a perfect start to their Durand Cup campaign as they defeated defending champions Mohammedan Sporting 2-1 in the opening match of Pool C quarter-final league here on Thursday.
Just days after shocking the football fraternity by declaring they were shutting down for the season due to acute funds crunch, the city's 123-year-old club Mohammedan Sporting on Friday announced that they would play in all tournaments and resume practice on Saturday.
Mohammedan Sporting have opted against playing in the second division I-League and the club has also pulled out of Durand Cup football tournament, beginning October 28, apparently due to financial crisis.
All India Football Federation has signed up with FIFA's subsidiary, Early Warning System (EWS), to ensure that the Indian Super League and other domestic and international matches in the country are corruption free.
With a vociferous crowd behind them, hosts FC Goa will be eyeing a positive start to their campaign against Chennaiyin FC when the Goa-leg of the much-hyped Indian Super League (ISL) begins at the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda here today.