I-League
FIFA Region
AFC
Season
2020-2021
Location
India
Abbreviation
IND1

Summary

The Indian I-League (IND1) is the top football league in the India football system. At the end of the 2020-2021 IND1 season, the IND1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:

  • 2022 AFC Champions League - Preliminary Round:
    • 1st place 2020-2021 IND1 team
  • 2022 AFC Cup - Group Stage:
    • 2nd place 2020-2021 IND1 team

The winner of the 2021 Durand Cup, often an IND1 team, also receives a berth in the Group Stage of the 2022 AFC Cup.

Leagues Pyramid - India

Abbrev League # of Teams
IND1 I-League 11
IND2 I-League 2nd Division 18

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

9 Jan 2021 - 1 Jul 2021  11: IND1 (10), IND2 (1)

Season Format

The 2020-2021 IND1 season consists of 2 phases. In the 1st Phase, each IND1 team plays one match against other 10 IND1 teams for a total of 10 league matches. In the 2nd Phase, the top 6 teams play in the Championship Group and the bottom 5 teams play in the Relegation Group. Table ranking ties are broken by (1) head-to-head points, (2) head-to-head goal difference, (3) total goal difference, (4) total goals scored, then (5) a drawing.

Playoffs

Not applicable.

Relegation

At the end of the 2020-2021 2nd Phase, the 5th place IND1 Relegation Group team will be relegated directly to the IND2.


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1st Phase

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Churchill Brothers FC 32 -1-07-62400 -0-0000032 -1-07624
2Real Kashmir FC 31 -2-05-42220 -2-0222011 -0-03202
3Mohammedan SC 31 -2-05-32110 -1-0100021 -1-04321
4NEROCA FC 21 -1-04-51410 -1-0111011 -0-03404
5Sudeva Delhi FC 31 -1-14-42221 -0-1331210 -1-01110
6Aizawl FC 21 -0-13-21111 -0-0320210 -0-1001-1
7TRAU FC 30 -3-03-44010 -1-0122020 -2-02220
8Punjab FC 31 -0-23-45-121 -0-1311010 -0-1034-1
9Chennai City FC 21 -0-13-23-110 -0-1002-211 -0-03211
10Gokulam FC 31 -0-23-57-221 -0-1355010 -0-1002-2
11Indian Arrows FC 30 -0-30-212-1020 -0-2029-710 -0-1003-3
Relegation Group
Championship Group

Fixtures

Sun - 24 Jan 2021
 TRAU FC   Chennai City FCSalt Lake Stadium
 Aizawl FC   Indian Arrows FCKalyani Stadium
 Punjab FC   Mohammedan SCKalyani Stadium
Mon - 25 Jan 2021
 NEROCA FC   Gokulam FCKhuman Lampak Main Stadium
Fri - 29 Jan 2021
 Punjab FC   Sudeva Delhi FCGuru Nanak Stadium
 Chennai City FC   Indian Arrows FCNehru Stadium Coimbatore
 Churchill Brothers FC   TRAU FCFatadora Stadium
Sat - 30 Jan 2021
 NEROCA FC   Aizawl FCKhuman Lampak Main Stadium
Wed - 3 Feb 2021
 Chennai City FC   Sudeva Delhi FCNehru Stadium Coimbatore
 Mohammedan SC   NEROCA FCKalyani Stadium
 Churchill Brothers FC   Aizawl FCFatadora Stadium
Thu - 4 Feb 2021
 Real Kashmir FC   Indian Arrows FCTRC Polo Synthetic Turf Ground
 TRAU FC   Punjab FCKhuman Lampak Main Stadium
Mon - 8 Feb 2021
 NEROCA FC   Chennai City FCKhuman Lampak Main Stadium
 Mohammedan SC   Gokulam FCKalyani Stadium
Tue - 9 Feb 2021
 Indian Arrows FC   Punjab FCTilak Maidan Stadium
 TRAU FC   Aizawl FCKhuman Lampak Main Stadium

Results

Wed - 20 Jan 2021
 Indian Arrows FC 04 NEROCA FCKalyani Stadium
 Aizawl FC 20 Gokulam FCKishore Bharati Krirangan
Tue - 19 Jan 2021
 TRAU FC 22 Mohammedan SCKalyani Stadium
 Punjab FC 01 Churchill Brothers FCSalt Lake Stadium
Fri - 15 Jan 2021
 NEROCA FC 11 TRAU FCKalyani Stadium
 Chennai City FC 02 Real Kashmir FCKishore Bharati Krirangan
Thu - 14 Jan 2021
 Gokulam FC 43 Punjab FCSalt Lake Stadium
Sun - 10 Jan 2021
 Real Kashmir FC 11 TRAU FCKishore Bharati Krirangan
Sat - 9 Jan 2021
 Gokulam FC 12 Chennai City FCKalyani Stadium
 Punjab FC 10 Aizawl FCKalyani Stadium
 Sudeva Delhi FC 01 Mohammedan SCSalt Lake Stadium