AFC gives ISL official recognition: Reports

The franchise-based league will now run alongside the I-league, with the winners of the ISL earning an AFC Cup qualifying spot.

With two new teams (Tata and JSW) to feature in the 2017-18 season, the league will pan out for 5 months.   -  AFP

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has given official recognition to Indian Super League (ISL) for domestic season 2017-18, according to reports.

The franchise-based league will now run alongside the I-league, with the winners of the ISL earning an AFC Cup qualifying spot.

Stakeholders from both the leagues had met in Kuala Lumpur earlier in the month, in a round-table meeting facilitated by the AFC, to iron out a road-map for Indian football. The decision to grant ISL official status is believed to be an outcome of the meeting.

With two new teams (Tata and JSW) to feature in the 2017-18 season, the league will pan out for 5 months and is likely to start in mid-November after the 2017 U-17 World Cup. 

 

 

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