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420 Grams S01E36: ISL, I-League, or Bust. Who cares about Football?

​​After nearly a decade of its commercial agreement​,​ the All India Football Federation has led club football in India to the brink of an abyss. On the one​ hand there is the prospect of a private league, divorced from fans and ​​constitutional oversight, owning and operating the entire top flight …

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420 Grams S01E35: Indian Football’s Present & Future with Baichung Bhutia!

With 107 international caps and 42 goals, Baichung Bhutia is one of the most accomplished footballers to emerge from India. He led club and country to many famous victories in a two-decade long pro career. Bhutia was in the Newsclick studios to talk about the current mess engulfing club football …

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Sunil Chhetri & Ashalata Devi win AIFF Footballer of the Year 2019 awards!

All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel announced iconic national team striker Sunil Chhetri as the AIFF Men’s Footballer of the Year 2018-19 at the AIFF Executive Committee Meeting in the Capital today. This is the sixth time Chhetri bagged the prestigious Award having earlier won it in 2007, …

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Is the continued ISL – I-League status quo the answer to Indian club football’s woes?

Finally the meeting between the All India Football Federation president Praful Patel and the I-League clubs happened on Wednesday, July 3 in New Delhi. But the outcome of that meeting will have come as a complete surprise to most! The clubs had wanted to first meet the AIFF president before …

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I-League clubs write to India PM Modi, request enquiry against AIFF & ask for support!

In the next episode of the I-League clubs vs AIFF/FSDL, the I-League clubs have send a letter to the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi urging him to intervene in their fight against the national federation AIFF. The letter titled ‘Need your kind intervention to save Indian football from victimisation …

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