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I-League clubs to be allowed to register 6 foreigners: AIFF

The All India Football Federation has stated that I-League sides will now be allowed to register six foreign players in their squads.

football Updated: Aug 01, 2017 20:29 IST
I-League sides will now be able to register six foreign players in their sides.
I-League sides will now be able to register six foreign players in their sides. (PTI)

The I-League clubs will be allowed to register six foreign players in the upcoming season, two more than earlier years.

Out of the six, at least two players will have to be from an AFC member association.

The clubs can field a maximum of five foreign players in a match out of which a minimum of one has to be from an AFC member association.

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“The AIFF Executive Committee have taken the final decision with regards to the number of foreign players in the upcoming Hero I-League 2017-18. The clubs will be allowed to register six foreign players out of which at least two players have to be from an AFC member Association,” the AIFF said in a statement.

“The clubs can field maximum five foreign players in a match out of which minimum one player has to be from an AFC Member Association,” it added.

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In earlier I-League seasons, clubs were allowed to register four foreign players, one of whom from an AFC member association. All the four foreign players were allowed to start a game.