• Wednesday, October 05, 2022

FOOTBALL

Indian Super League teams eligible for AFC Cup

AFC says that the ISL and the I-League will run simultaneously for six or seven months in 2017 and 2018.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Asia’s football governing body has dealt a major boost to the Indian Super League by ruling that its franchise-based teams will be eligible for the AFC Cup from next year. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said in a statement late Tuesday (25) that the winners of the glitzy tournament, which is backed by India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani, will go into the continental competition’s qualifying round. It said it had acted on a recommendation from the All India Football Federation (AIFF), which is grappling with how best to accommodate two rival leagues — the ISL and the older I-League. “The Committee approved that…

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