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AIFF statement on communication with FIFA on I-League

All India Football Federation (AIFF) - Hero I-League

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has issued a statement today as a recaction to reports on communiaction with FIFA on the future of the I-League and the Indian Super League.

AIFF Statement

There are some media reports of a communication between FIFA and AIFF regarding the issues of Hero I-League and potentially a unified Indian Football League where a report of a consultation paper of FIFA and AFC in 2018 is being mentioned.

In the recent days, the AIFF President Mr. Praful Patel in his meeting with the Hero I-League clubs as well as in several recent interviews has broadly taken the same line as was suggested in the above-mentioned report.

Needless to mention that this is precisely the reason that a two-three-year window is required to resolve all contentious issues amicably with all stakeholders.

The question of Hero Indian Super League not remaining a closed league permanently has been clarified amply enough by the AIFF President, and promotion and relegation eventually would lead to the development of club football in India.

The AIFF is committed to engaging with AFC and FIFA as well as all other stakeholders for finding an early resolution to these issues.