AIFF has partnered with 1-Sports to telecast the qualifiers of the Hero I-league live on television. As a result, Indian football enthusiasts can watch this event live sitting at home on their television sets.
The live broadcast of this event has already commenced on the 1-Sports channel from 12th October. Fans can also stream the event on Facebook. The top teams from this tournament will gain promotion and get the opportunity to compete in the top tier.
Sunando Dhar who is the Ceo of AIFF thanked 1Sports for broadcasting the league in a statement. “We thank 1Sports for telecasting the Hero I-League Qualifiers this season. We have already been producing a high-quality broadcast on the Hero I-League’s Facebook page, which, I am sure, the fans will also be able to enjoy on television now.”
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Format of the Hero I-league Qualifiers
The qualifiers of the Hero I-league features nine teams that are divided into two different groups. They will play in a round robin format and two top team’s from each group will qualify for the final round of the qualifiers.
Thereafter these four teams will face each other in a round-robin format. In the end, the team that will finish with the maximum points out of the four qualified teams will earn the promotion to the Hero I-league 2021 season.
The first group includes four teams – Ryntih, Bengaluru United, Rajasthan FC and Madan Maharaj. Meanwhile, the second group consists of Kerela United, Corbett, ARA, Kenkre and Delhi FC. The group stage has come to an end with all teams playing their three games respectively.
Madan Maharaj and Rajasthan FC have made it to the next stage after finishing in the top two spots of group A. Whereas Delhi FC topped group B with 12 points and Kenkre FC finished second with 7 points.
Fans can also watch the live telecast of the final round on 1Sports. The four qualified teams will battle it out from Monday to gain promotion in the I-league 2021-22 season.