The Hero I-League is set to provide more excitement and inspiring action this year with the addition of three new teams from three different states. The three new additions are - Gokulam Kerala FC from Calicut, Neroca FC from Imphal, Manipur and Indian Arrows from Delhi. With their individual football cultures and heritage, these teams will significantly enhance the reach of the league in the country.
WINNERS : 1 CRORE
RUNNERS UP : 60 LAKHS
THIRD PLACE : 40 LAKHS
This edition will witness the country’s elite football league returning to the National Capital, with the AIFF developmental team, Indian Arrows, making a comeback. The India U-17 team head coach Luis Norton De Matos of Portugal would be their head coach. The team is a mix of India U-17 and India U-19 team players.
“This year is all about showcasing what the Hero I-League has been doing for years. Launching Indian football's future stars. History is testimony that the Hero I-League has laid the foundation for Indian football stars to go ahead and shine in their careers and make the country proud. The edition also pays special tribute to the coaches who create those stars with their dedication and commitment towards the beautiful game.
We are happy to welcome Kerala back in the league and the return of I-League football to Delhi. I believe these new developments along with the clubs from Northeast, West Bengal, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Goa will make the league even more competitive and interesting. I would like to convey my best wishes to all the participating clubs of this year’s edition,” said Mr. Kushal Das, General Secretary, All India Football Federation.
I-LEAGUE TO KICK OFF AT LUDHIANA ON 25 TH NOVEMBER
KFC NEWS DESK- 14.10.17 : The much awaited derby Between the arch rival East Bengal and Mohun Bagan to be played at Yubabharati Kriangan, Kolkata on 3rd December and 18th January respectively. This was announced by AIFF while publishing the fixture of the forth coming I league.
MATCHES TO PLAYED IN NINE VENUES
1)LUDHIANA - GURU NANAK STADIUM
2) SHILLONG - JAWHARLAL NEHRU STADIUM
3) KOLKATA - VIVEKANANDA YUBABHARATI KRIANGAN VYBK
4) IMPHAL - KHUMAN LAMPAK STADIUM,
5) AIZAWL - RAJIV GANDHI STADIUM
6) COIMBATORE - JAWHARLAL NEHRU STADIUM
7) KOZHIKODE - EMS CORPORATION STADIUM
8) GOA - JAWHARLAL NEHRU STADIUM
9) DELHI - JAWHARLAL NEHRU STADIUM/AMBEDKAR STADIUM