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I-League 2019-20: Which team has the edge?

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INDIAN I-LEAGUE

2019/2020 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
2 East Bengal 6 5 5 23
3 Minerva Punj 5 8 3 23
4 R. Kashmir 6 4 5 22
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I-League season hangs in balance as AIFF waits, watches through coronavirus delays

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is likely to take a decision on the future of the ongoing I-League season in the first week of April, following consultations with the clubs. Some of the teams are unwilling to play out the remaining 41 games, with Mohun Bagan already crowned champions and having effectively taken the AFC slot on offer.

All of AIFF's tournaments were suspended in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, initially till March 31, though India has since gone into a countrywide...

Coping with Corona: Ranjit Bajaj does away with handshakes, organises FIFA competitions

In these times of social distancing, sport is a casualty. Tournaments stand cancelled, seasons suspended and sport worldwide is almost at a virtual standstill. ESPN will be bringing you serialized accounts of Indian athletes, cooped up in homes or training camps, on what their lives are like now, with calendars scrambled, competitions on hold and plenty of time to kill.

Ranjit Bajaj

Director and co-owner, Punjab FC

Minerva academy, Chandigarh

How has the lockdown been for you and your team?

It's...

I-League 2019-20: Which team has the edge?

The 2019-20 I-League season will kick off on Saturday, with Aizawl taking on Mohun Bagan. Who are the favourites for a title challenge this year? Who is most likely to get relegated? Here is ESPN's primer on all the 11 clubs. 

Chennai City

The Good

The champions have done well to keep hold of star striker, and last year's golden boot winner, Pedro Manzi. They've a lost a few of their regulars, including defenders Edwin Vanspaul and Gaurav Bora, but they've made their name by unearthing hidden...

I-League clubs request PM to 'intervene and save Indian football'

On the eve of an All India Football Federation (AIFF) executive committee meeting in New Delhi that could decide on their future, six I-League clubs have written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to set up an enquiry commission and "probe" the federation's functioning.

The AIFF is due to discuss the elevation of the franchise-based Indian Super League (ISL) to the top division at the expense of the I-League, and one of the officials from the I-League clubs told ESPN, "We know...

'AFC Cup match against Minerva Punjab matches the 2018 ISL final' - Chennaiyin boss John Gregory

Chennaiyin FC stand on the cusp of something special ahead of their AFC Cup clash against Minerva Punjab in Guwahati -- if they win their last two remaining group games of the continental competition starting Wednesday, they will become the first Indian Super League (ISL) champions to advance to the AFC Cup knockout stages.

Level on points with Dhaka Abahani of Bangladesh, Chennaiyin can even ensure a group win should they pick up three points and Abahani lose their home game against Manang Marshyangdi...