In a live chat with AIFF TV, Amarjit Singh — who captained hosts India in the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, described the I-League as the perfect "ladder" in his career.
Roca, who took charge of Hyderabad FC in June, had put in a request to be relieved of his duties after the newly-appointed FC Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman expressed his desire to have him in his support staff.
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Mohun Bagan's merger with ATK meant that the Indian Super League is likely to miss out on the fever-pitched Kolkata derby, as their arch-rivals East Bengal are almost certain to remain in the second-rung I-League for the upcoming season.
The toughest period is about to begin for Sudeva FC, the jump in standard of competition is going to be exponential, from Delhi senior division league to I-League. If they successfully tread through it, the rewards should be rich, for Delhi, the club and Indian football.
All I-League matches, 2nd division league qualifiers to take place in Kolkata under strict health supervision, says AIFF
The I-League is likely to kick off in November while the second divison qualifiers is tentatively scheduled for the third week of next month, both subject to government clearance.
Having represented Bengaluru FC in 2017-18, Garcia returned to the ISL for the second half of the 2018-19 with ATK and scored the winning goal against Chennaiyin FC to guide them to a record third title last season.
Das made the significant announcement hours after AIFF president Praful Patel said Delhi could see two I-League teams in the upcoming season of the league.
East Bengal legends Baichung Bhutia, Subhas Bhowmick addressed the club, supporters and the press during their centenary celebrations in Kolkata on Saturday.
The All India Football Federation has already indicated that Kolkata would host all the I-League matches keeping in mind the COVID-19 pandemic.
Barreto is currently working with the youth development programme at the Reliance Foundation.
Indian Super League likely to be held in Goa or Kerala, I-League set to be played in Kolkata from November
The League Committee of the AIFF, which met virtually on Tuesday, deliberated on the likely venues and dates for Indian Super League (ISL) and I-League.
The matches will be played at the Ramsee-Dhandu National Stadium in Male. Chennai City have so far played a 2-2 draw against Maziya in their first group match and still have five games left to play.
I-League: Real Kashmir Football Club and co-founder Shamim Meraj parts ways, end four-year association
Shamim Meraj, whose family owns the Kashmir Monitor newspaper, co-founded Real Kashmir FC club with Sandeep Chattoo in 2016.
The development has cleared the decks for East Bengal to find a new sponsor. They will now be able to complete the club licensing formalities which will make them eligible to play in either ISL or I-League.
I-League will go ahead even if foreign players can't participate, says AIFF general secretary Kushal Das
AIFF general secretary Kushal Das said during a webinar that the I-league would go ahead even if foreigners were unable to take part due to COVID-19 travel regulations.
Ex-Mohun Bagan star Jose Barreto ‘relieved’ by retention of club’s logo and colours after merger with ATK
The ATK-Mohun Bagan merger is like the coming together of two spirits, according to the 43-year-old Brazilian who made 371 appearances for the Mariners in two different stints.
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Aditi Chauhan, who has played for English side West Ham in the past, said more involvement on the part of ISL and I-League clubs in IWL was necessary for the growth of women's football in India.
Johnny Acosta's association with East Bengal ended on a sour note as he left for his home on Monday morning, disappointed by club's "apathetic" attitude after his contract was terminated by former investor Quess Corp