The final day of the the first edition of RYF National Football Championships were held in Mumbai on Saturday. Reliance Foundation Chairperson Nita Ambani alongwith cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood actors Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham attended the final and gave away the prizes.
Effecting no changes in their squad from last year, reigning I-League champions Bengaluru FC will look to make the most of their settled looking team when they start their title defence against Shillong Lajong at the Kanteerava Stadium.
The I-League kicks off its tenth season with the first round of matches on Saturday, where defending champions Bengaluru FC take on Shillong Lajong in Bangalore and East Bengal host Aizawl FC in Barasat. Two new teams — Minerva FC and Chennai City FC will also make their respective maiden bows.
Legendary German football player Paul Breitner, who won the World Cup in 1974, was recently in India to help scout talented local players. CNN News18's Abhimanyu Sen caught up with the Bayern Munich legend in the capital where he spoke about his passion for 'The Beautiful Game' and much more.
In the presence of Indian football stars, including striker Sunil Chhetri and goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, the 10th edition of I-League was launched in New Delhi on Tuesday amid much fanfare. CNN News 18's Sports Correspondent Abhimanyu Sen spoke to AIFF's general secretary Kushal Das at the launch event. Take a listen to this exclusive chat.