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I-League gets priority over ISL from FIFA, AIFF

New Delhi: With comparisons aplenty between I-League and the newly-started Indian Super League, FIFA and the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said that the older league will always get priority."I-league is the only league in

PTI [ Updated: October 16, 2014 9:00 IST ]
i league gets priority over isl from fifa aiff
i league gets priority over isl from fifa aiff

New Delhi: With comparisons aplenty between I-League and the newly-started Indian Super League, FIFA and the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said that the older league will always get priority.

"I-league is the only league in India. You can not have two leagues in a country. We will not call ISL a league, though it's a good platform for budding talent," FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke categorically said today.

AIFF also made it clear that I-league will continue to enjoy the numero uno status, whereas the now-becoming popular ISL will help the game reach newer boundaries in the uncharted sporting territory.

"I-league is the league of India whereas ISL is a short-term booster," AIFF president Praful Patel said.

AIFF president also believed that all ISL clubs will eventually progress into the I-league.

"Some of ISL clubs have already started thinking that how they can merge into the I-league," Patel said.

Meanwhile, AIFF is also mulling to change the timing slot for the ISL matches from 7 pm to 8 pm.

"We are in a discussion with Star Sports over changing the timing of the ISL matches. Nothing has been finalised yet," Patel said.

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  • TEAMS PL W L D PTS
  • RussiaRussia 1 1 0 0 3
  • UruguayUruguay 1 1 0 0 3
  • EgyptEgypt 1 0 1 0 0
  • Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 1 0 1 0 0
  • IR IranIR Iran 1 1 0 0 3
  • PortugalPortugal 1 0 0 1 1
  • SpainSpain 1 0 0 1 1
  • MoroccoMorocco 1 0 1 0 0
  • FranceFrance 1 1 0 0 3
  • DenmarkDenmark 1 1 0 0 3
  • AustraliaAustralia 1 0 1 0 0
  • PeruPeru 1 0 1 0 0
  • CroatiaCroatia 1 1 0 0 3
  • IcelandIceland 1 0 0 1 1
  • ArgentinaArgentina 1 0 0 1 1
  • NigeriaNigeria 1 0 1 0 0
  • Serbia Serbia 1 1 0 0 3
  • BrazilBrazil 1 0 0 1 1
  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland 1 0 0 1 1
  • Costa RicaCosta Rica 1 0 1 0 0
  • SwedenSweden 1 1 0 0 3
  • MexicoMexico 1 1 0 0 3
  • GermanyGermany 1 0 1 0 0
  • Korea Republic Korea Republic 1 0 1 0 0
  • BelgiumBelgium 1 1 0 0 3
  • EnglandEngland 1 1 0 0 3
  • TunisiaTunisia 1 0 1 0 0
  • PanamaPanama 1 0 1 0 0
  • PolandPoland 0 0 0 0 0
  • SenegalSenegal 0 0 0 0 0
  • ColombiaColombia 0 0 0 0 0
  • JapanJapan 0 0 0 0 0
FIFA World Cup 2018 Schedule