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ISL, I-League: FC Goa through but two continental slots still open

You know when they say 'every game means more' and it really doesn't? Well, this season in Indian football it actually might. With confusion reigning on who gets what in the race for continental competition spots, ESPN attempts to break down what teams in the ISL and I-League need to do to confirm their places in the AFC Cup.

Who gets the AFC Champions League slot?

This is the most straightforward one -- the winners of the ISL league stage. That, for the 2019-20 season, is FC Goa. They will have...

Chennaiyin continue doing the impossible by making ISL playoffs

As Lucian Goian saw the ball skim off the top of a head in the crowded Mumbai City penalty area and hurtle toward him, he must surely have known it - connect properly, and his team would win this. Connect properly, and Chennaiyin FC would be in the playoffs of the Indian Super League (ISL).

Up until that point, Goian, a hulking, slightly bumbling centre-back, had scored a grand total of 11 goals in 362 appearances spread across 16 years of professional football. Neither should he have been there,...

Score, entertain, win: The party rolls on for FC Goa's history-makers

FC Goa are the champions of India. Well, not of the ISL yet -- because we still have to go through the theatre of the playoffs -- but as winners of the league stage of the newly-anointed first division of Indian football, that is what they are. Champions.

Their win over Jamshedpur FC on Wednesday night means they end the ISL's 18-game regular season with 39 points, an unassailable tally that comes with it a shiny new shield, and most importantly, a spot in the group stages of the AFC Asian Champions...

Five-star Goa seal AFC Champions League berth in style

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FC Goa on Wednesday became the first team from the country to qualify for the group stage of the AFC Champions League, the continent's top-tier club competition, after beating Jamshedpur FC 5-0. 

Ferran Corominas (11th), Hugo Boumous (70th and 90th), Jackichand Singh (84th) and Mourtada Fall (87th) scored for Goa to ensure that their side ended the league phase of the ISL on top spot. The top team at the end of the league stage of ISL has been guaranteed a berth in the 2021 AFC Champions League.

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ISL scenarios: Mumbai, Chennaiyin, Odisha scrap for final spot

FC Goa sealed top spot and a historic AFC Champions League berth in style with a 5-0 win over Jamshedpur in their last group game. While Mumbai and Bengaluru FC will fight it out for the third place -- there could still be a three-way battle for the final play-off . 

Top two confirmed

FC Goa

Current points - 39

The win over Jamshedpur means Goa will be India's representatives to Asia's premier club competition, the AFC Champions League. 


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Current points - 33

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