AIFF invites clubs from ISL, I-League and Second Division League for inaugural Futsal Club Championship

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has invited clubs from the Indian Super League, I-League and Second Division League to confirm their participation in the inaugural edition of AIFF Futsal Club Championship.

Press Trust of India December 25, 2019 20:23:10 IST
AIFF invites clubs from ISL, I-League and Second Division League for inaugural Futsal Club Championship
  • General secretary Kushal Das said the AIFF is planning to start the tournament in July/August 2020

  • "The players could be from the Senior, Reserve or Under 18 teams of your Club," Das said in the letter

  • AIFF decided to introduce a Futsal Club Championship in the calendar after a meeting on 10 December

New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has invited clubs from the Indian Super League, I-League and Second Division League to confirm their participation in the inaugural edition of AIFF Futsal Club Championship.

AIFF invites clubs from ISL ILeague and Second Division League for inaugural Futsal Club Championship

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In a letter to all the clubs, AIFF General Secretary Kusal Das wrote: "Futsal is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world, and has been increasing popularity with the AFC Member Associations as well.

"Futsal is also seen as a complementing sport with football for player development. There could be an opportunity for the champion club of this tournament to represent India for the subsequent AFC Futsal Club Championship."

Das said that the AIFF is planning to start the tournament in July/August next year.

"The players could be from the Senior, Reserve or Under 18 teams of your Club," Das said in the letter.

The decision comes after the AIFF Executive Committee meeting on 10 December, which decided to introduce a Futsal Club Championship in the calendar.

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