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Indian Football League 2019 is Coming! – Teams, Schedule and What to Expect

The Indian Football League 2019 is all set to begin from 20th October 2019. The previous seasons have been quite a hit among the users raising the fan bar for football in India. The league has played a major role in the upliftment of the sport in the Indian market. Well, the upcoming season is expected to bring a lot with itself, let’s see what can be expected from the 2019 season, the teams participating and the schedule of the tournament.    

Hyderabad replacing Pune City 

Pune City FC, founded in the year 2014 had a short-lived career in the tournament as the founders dissolved the team in 2019 following an array of financial losses, monetary limitations and technical difficulties. The ownership rights were sold to a Hyderabad based IT entrepreneur Vijay Madduri and Kerala Blasters FC’s former CEO Varun Tripuneni. Thus, in the upcoming season of the series the Pune City FC will be replaced by Hyderabad FC, making the total number of teams participating in the tournament stay same, i.e., 10. The team will be coached by English footballer Phil Brown

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Delhi Dynamos to become Odisha FC

Recognized as the most under-performing team that has ever participated in the history of Indian Football League, will now be known as Odisha FC. They have shifted their base to the Kalinga Stadium from their previous base Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi. The decision is taken falling various economic factors and failure of maintaining a stronghold & sustained attendance for home games. Despite the change in the base of the team, the coach is expected to remain same as Josep Gombau. 

Winner to Qualify for AFC Champions League preliminary round

During the year 2017, All India Football Federation (AIFF) proposed that the winner of the tournament shall be granted a spot in the AFC Cup, which was further accepted and taken into consideration from the 2017-18 season of the tournament. However, the level of the game has stepped a notch up as beginning this year, the winner of the tournament will be granted access to the preliminary round of AFC Champions League, Asia’s top club competition. 

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Teams Participating in the 2019-20 season of Indian Football League

Despite a team being dissolved and one other changing its base from Delhi to Bhubaneshwar, the final number of participants in the tournament is expected to stay the same. Thus, the teams that will take down the field are: 

  • Atlético de Kolkata
  • Goa FC
  • Kerala Blasters FC
  • Mumbai City FC
  • NorthEast United FC
  • Bengaluru FC
  • Chennaiyin FC
  • Jamshedpur FC
  • Odisha FC
  • Hyderabad FC

Schedule for the 2019-20 season of Indian Football League

October

01 | October 20, 2019 | Sunday | | Kerala Blasters FC vs ATK

02 | October 21, 2019 | Monday | Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United FC

03 | October 22, 2019 | Tuesday | Jamshedpur FC vs Delhi Dynamos FC

04 | October 23, 2019 | Wednesday | FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC

05 | October 24, 2019 | Thursday | Kerala Blasters FC vs Mumbai City FC

06 | October 25, 2019 | Friday | ATK vs FC Pune City

07 | October 26, 2019 | Saturday | NorthEast United FC vs Delhi Dynamos FC

08 | October 27, 2019 | Sunday | | Chennaiyin FC vs Mumbai City FC

09 | October 28, 2019 | Monday | FC Goa vs Bengaluru FC

10 | October 29, 2019 | Tuesday | Jamshedpur FC vs FC Pune City

11 | October 30, 2019 | Wednesday | Chennaiyin FC vs ATK

12 | October 31, 2019 | Thursday | Mumbai City FC vs Delhi Dynamos FC 

November

13 | November 1, 2019 | Friday | NorthEast United FC vs FC Goa

14 | November 2, 2019 | Saturday | FC Pune City vs Kerala Blasters FC

15 | November 3, 2019 | Sunday | | Jamshedpur FC vs Bengaluru FC

16 | November 6, 2019 | Wednesday | FC Pune City vs NorthEast United FC

17 | November 7, 2019 | Thursday | Mumbai City FC vs FC Goa

18 | November 8, 2019 | Friday | Kerala Blasters FC vs Delhi Dynamos FC

19 | November 9, 2019 | Saturday | ATK vs Jamshedpur FC

20 | November 10, 2019 | Sunday | | Bengaluru FC vs Chennaiyin FC

21 | November 23, 2019 | Saturday | Bengaluru FC vs Kerala Blasters FC

22 | November 24, 2019 | Sunday | | Delhi Dynamos FC vs ATK

23 | November 25, 2019 | Monday | Chennaiyin FC vs FC Pune City

24 | November 26, 2019 | Tuesday | FC Goa vs Jamshedpur FC

25 | November 27, 2019 | Wednesday | NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC

26 | November 28, 2019 | Thursday | Chennaiyin FC vs Delhi Dynamos FC

27 | November 29, 2019 | Friday | FC Pune City vs Bengaluru FC

28 | November 30, 2019 | Saturday | ATK vs Mumbai City FC

December

29 | December 1, 2019 | Sunday | | Kerala Blasters FC vs FC Goa

30 | December 2, 2019 | Monday | Jamshedpur FC vs NorthEast United FC

31 | December 4, 2019 | Wednesday | Delhi Dynamos FC vs Bengaluru FC

32 | December 5, 2019 | Thursday | Mumbai City FC vs Kerala Blasters FC

33 | December 6, 2019 | Friday | Jamshedpur FC vs Chennaiyin FC

34 | December 7, 2019 | Saturday | NorthEast United FC vs ATK

35 | December 8, 2019 | Sunday | | FC Pune City vs FC Goa

36 | December 11, 2019 | Wednesday | Delhi Dynamos FC vs FC Pune City

37 | December 12, 2019 | Thursday | NorthEast United FC vs Chennaiyin FC

38 | December 13, 2019 | Friday | Kerala Blasters FC vs Jamshedpur FC

39 | December 14, 2019 | Saturday | FC Goa vs ATK

40 | December 15, 2019 | Sunday | | Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai City FC

41 | December 18, 2019 | Wednesday | NorthEast United FC vs Bengaluru FC

42 | December 19, 2019 | Thursday | Jamshedpur FC vs Mumbai City FC

43 | December 20, 2019 | Friday | Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala blasters

44 | December 21, 2019 | Saturday | FC Pune City vs ATK

45 | December 22, 2019 | Sunday | | FC Goa vs Delhi Dynamos FC

46 | December 25, 2019 | Wednesday | ATK vs Bengaluru FC

47 | December 26, 2019 | Thursday | Chennaiyin FC vs FC Goa

48 | December 27, 2019 | Friday | Delhi Dynamos FC vs Jamshedpur FC

49 | December 28, 2019 | Saturday | Kerala Blasters FC vs NorthEast United FC

50 | December 29, 2019 | Sunday | | Mumbai City FC vs FC Pune City

January

51 | January 2, 2020 | Thursday | NorthEast United FC vs Jamshedpur FC

52 | January 3, 2020 | Friday | Bengaluru FC vs FC Goa

53 | January 4, 2020 | Saturday | Mumbai City FC vs ATK

54 | January 5, 2020 | Sunday | | Kerala Blasters FC vs FC Pune City

55 | January 6, 2020 | Monday | Delhi Dynamos FC vs Chennaiyin FC

56 | January 8, 2020 | Wednesday | FC Goa vs NorthEast United FC

57 | January 9, 2020 | Thursday | Bengaluru FC vs Jamshedpur FC

58 | January 10, 2020 | Friday | FC Pune city vs Chennaiyin FC

59 | January 11, 2020 | Saturday | Delhi Dynamos FC vs mumbai city fc

60 | January 12, 2020 | Sunday | | ATK vs Kerala Blasters FC

61 | January 15, 2020 | Wednesday | FC Pune City vs Delhi Dynamos FC

62 | January 16, 2020 | Thursday | Chennaiyin FC vs NorthEast United FC

63 | January 17, 2020 | Friday | Mumbai City FC vs Bengaluru FC

64 | January 18, 2020 | Saturday | ATK vs FC Goa

65 | January 19, 2020 | Sunday | | Jamshedpur FC vs Kerala Blasters FC

66 | January 22, 2020 | Wednesday | bengaluru fc vs Delhi Dynamos FC

67 | January 23, 2020 | Thursday | Chennaiyin FC vs Jamshedpur FC

68 | January 24, 2020 | Friday | FC pune city vs mumbai city fc

69 | January 25, 2020 | Saturday | fc goa vs kerala blasters fc

70 | January 27, 2020 | Monday | ATK vs NorthEast United FC

71 | January 29, 2020 | Wednesday | Delhi Dynamos FC vs FC Goa

72 | January 30, 2020 | Thursday | Bengaluru FC vs FC Pune City

73 | January 31, 2020 | Friday | Mumbai City FC vs NorthEast United FC

February

74 | February 1, 2020 | Saturday | Kerala Blasters FC vs Chennaiyin FC

75 | February 2 2020 | Sunday | | Jamshedpur FC vs ATK

76 | February 5, 2020 | Wednesday | FC Goa vs FC Pune City

77 | February 6, 2020 | Thursday | Mumbai City FC vs Jamshedpur FC

78 | February 7, 2020 | Friday | Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC

79 | February 8 2020 | Saturday | ATK vs Delhi Dynamos FC

80 | February 9, 2020 | Sunday | | NorthEast United FC vs Kerala Blasters FC

81 | February 12, 2020 | Wednesday | FC Pune City vs Jamshedpur FC

82 | February 13, 2020 | Thursday | FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC

83 | February 14, 2020 | Friday | Delhi Dynamos FC vs NorthEast United FC

84 | February 15, 2020 | Saturday | Kerala Blasters FC vs Bengaluru FC

85 | February 16 2020 | Sunday | | ATK vs Chennaiyin FC

86 | February 19, 2020 | Wednesday | jamshedpur fc vs fc goa

87 | February 20, 2020 | Thursday | NorthEast United FC vs fc pune city

88 | February 21, 2020 | Friday | mumbai city fc vs chennaiyin fc

89 | February 22, 2020 | Saturday | bengaluru fc vs atk

90 | February 23, 2020 | Sunday | | delhi dynamos fc vs Kerala Blasters FC


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