India drew to Syria in their final league match of the Intercontinental Cup at EKA Stadium (Ahmedabad), on July 16. A point wasn't enough as the Blue Tigers finished bottom. After the match, captain Sunil Chhetri encouraged midfielder Amarjit Singh to lead the side's chants with the fans.
18-year-old defender Narender Gahlot playing in his second international match, gave India the lead in the 52nd minute but Syria restored parity in the 78th minute through Firas Al Khatib at the EKA Stadium, as India held Syria in a 1-1 draw on July 16.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant wrote to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) stating that I-League should be India's top division championship. The AIFF has declared that Indian Super League (ISL) will be given the AFC Champions League slot, which makes it our country's top-tier competition.
During India's Intercontinental Cup match against North Korea on July 13, fans expressed their unhappiness at the All India Football Federation kowtowing to its commercial partners, Football Sports Development Limited.
The All India Football Federation is being virtually run by its commercial partners, Reliance. The plan to make Indian Super League the Number 1 National tournament will hurt clubs like East Bengal and Mohun Bagan.
Why the ongoing Jangalmahal Cup is embroiled in an ugly dispute? Why does Punjab government plan to import sexed semen from US and British companies? Read to find out in this week's The Subcontinental Menu.