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What is the I-League-AIFF showdown all about?

What is the story?

The I-League clubs want a 20-team unified professional league starting with 2019-20 season. They have written to the AIFF pitching the same, but are yet to get an official response. 

Nine I-League clubs have also written to AIFF general secretary Kushal Das, communicating their keenness to participate in the ongoing Super Cup, subject to a meeting with federation president Praful Patel about the future of the I-League.

Who all are involved?

All I-League clubs with the exception...

In photos - Bengaluru FC bring the ISL trophy home amidst much fanfare

There was plenty of fanfare as Bengaluru FC arrived in Bengaluru after winning their first Indian Super League (ISL) trophy. They beat FC Goa 1-0 in the final on Sunday, to lift their maiden ISL title, making it their sixth trophy in six years.   

Here are the best pictures from their arrival at the Kempegowda International Airport on Monday: 

'You know what Asia? We are back' - Sunil Chhetri after ISL win

Sunil Chhetri has won seven top-level domestic trophies in his career -- winning laurels all around throughout as he went about quietly becoming the best footballer in India. Even for such a decorated veteran, Bengaluru FC's victory over FC Goa in the ISL final on Sunday was special.

"It's right up [there]," he said. "It's number 2. Probably the first one will be the final against [Air Force Club, Iraq] in Doha in the AFC Cup. After that, this is the win, man," he said with a smile that...

United by styles, Lobera and Cuadrat hope to see 'magic of football' in ISL final

Ahead of Sunday's ISL final, Sergio Lobera (manger, FC Goa) and Carles Cuadrat (manger, Bengaluru FC) spoke to the press separately, but they might as well have released a joint statement. Both managers' messages were remarkably similar.

How confident are Goa considering their recent exploits in the Mumbai Football Arena?

- "What happened is in the past, the final is different," said Lobera.

Will Bengaluru draw extra motivation from their 3-0 thrashing of Goa?

- "Not really, no. It's a final, and...