As per the latest update, the fresh outbreak has taken the total number of COVID-19 cases in I-League to 45. This prompted the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to suspend the league for a longer period.
India's FIFA U-17 World Cup star Anwar Ali was barred from playing competitive football by the AIFF in 2019. He was diagnosed with a rare heart condition called Apical Hypercardiomyopathy.
Spaniard Mario Rivera replaces Jose Manuel Diaz as their head coach of East Bengal for the rest of the ISL 2021-22. East Bengal are winless in the eight matches so far in the season.
The year 2021 was good for Indian football despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Indian women played in Brazil while Sandesh Jhingan signed up a Croatian professional team.
India won a record-extending eighth SAFF Championship title but for a nation seeking to relive its glory days and re-establish itself on the big stage, a triumph in a regional tournament is not something it would like to contend with.
The AIFF, in an emergency League Committee meeting, decided to postpone six I-League 2021-22 next round matches following a COVID-19 outbreak on Wednesday. At least 11 players have tested positive for the virus.
Irfan Pathan is the latest member in a growing list of cricketers who have got associated with top Indian football clubs. A heritage club like Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, Mohammedan Sporting is one of the most followed football clubs in India.
In a thrilling I-League 2021-22 match, Tiago Adan scored in the 8th minute to give Real Kashmir an early lead against Aizawl FC. He netted one more before Mason Robertson got a third for the team against the former champions.
NEROCA FC overcome Sreenidi Deccan in a thrilling encounter thanks to a hat-trick from Spanish striker Sergio Mendiguchia. Girik Khosla and David Castenada Munoz scored for the I-League debutants.
In a bizarre setting, debutants Rajasthan United started their maiden I-League match against Punjab FC with just nine players, instead of 11, due to the confusion over the registration of amateurs.
Real Kashmir have come into the I-League high on confidence after successfully defending their IFA Shield title earlier this month in Kolkata. In another match on Monday, Neroca FC face debutants Sreenidi Deccan FC.
Gokulam Kerala skipper Sharif Mohammad scored the solitary goal of the match from the penalty spot early in the first half as holders start their I-League title defence with a win against Churchill Brothers.
The Jaipur-based side, Rajasthan United which had made it to the I-League after winning the qualifying tournament in October, said it has fallen short of fielding a full 11-member team.
Indian Arrows started with a 4-4-2 set-up with skipper Parthib Gogoi leading the attacking troops. TRAU, who had finished third last year, had a 4-3-3 formation with Krishnananda Singh and Joseph Olaleye in front line.
With the inclusion of three new sides — Sreenidi Deccan FC of Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan United FC and Kenkre FC of Kolhapur — the I-league 2021-22 will feature 13 teams from 11 cities.
The I-League football champions of 2022-23 playing in the Indian Super League the following season is, however, subject to the club fulfilling the licensing criteria.
Thirteen teams, including three newcomers Sreenidi Deccan FC, Rajasthan United FC, and Kenkre FC, will be in fray in I-League 2021-22. Teams will be in a bio-secure environment in Kolkata.
The decision to bar Chennai City FC from I-League 2021-22 season was taken by the AIFF's Club Licensing Committee after the club failed to comply with licensing regulations.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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