I-League fixtures: Sudeva Delhi vs Mohammedan Sporting to kickstart 2021 season

Get the 2021 I-League fixtures and schedule for the 11 teams playing in the competition and watch the I-League live in India, starting January 9.

By Rahul Venkat ·

The 2021 I-League season will get underway with debutants Sudeva Delhi FC clashing with Mohammedan Sporting at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake) Stadium, Kolkata on January 9, 2021.

The I-League 2021 fixtures until February 24 (round 10) were released by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) last month.

I-League 2021 will be played at three venues - the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium (VYBK), and the Kishore Bharati Krirangan (KBK) in Kolkata, and the Kalyani Municipal Stadium in neighbouring town Kalyani. No fans will be allowed in the stadiums.

Apart from the opening fixture, there will be two more matches – Punjab FC vs Aizawl FC and Gokulam Kerala FC vs Chennai City FC – on Day 1 January 9. Football fans in India can watch the I-League matches on live streaming.

Two-time I-League champions Churchill Brothers begin their 2021 season against AIFF development side Indian Arrows on January 10.

Churchill Brothers are currently the most successful side in the I-League after two-time champions Mohun Bagan shifted to the Indian Super League after merging with ATK. East Bengal have also made the switch to the ISL this season.

Mohun Bagan and East Bengal have been replaced by Mohammedan Sporting, who won the I-League qualifiers to make the competition, and Sudeva Delhi FC won a direct corporate entry to the league.

The I-League will also have a new competition format this season. The 11 participating teams will play each other once before being divided into two groups for the second half of the season.

The top six teams will be grouped together and will play against each other once again. The team with most points after the 15 matches (10+5) will be crowned champions. The champion team will earn a spot in the AFC Cup 2022 group stage.

The other five teams, meanwhile, will play against each other in a relegation stage where the team with the lowest points (cumulative points collected from all 14 matches) will be relegated to the 2021-22 2nd Division League.

I-League fixtures for 2021 season, schedule, venues and live match times

All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)

Saturday, January 9

Sudeva Delhi FC vs Mohammedan Sporting Club - 2:00 PM IST - VYBK

Punjab FC vs Aizawl FC - 4:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Gokulam Kerala FC vs Chennai City FC - 7:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Sunday, January 10

Real Kashmir FC vs TRAU - 4:00 PM IST - KBK

Indian Arrows vs Churchill Brothers - 7:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Thursday, January 14

Gokulam Kerala FC vs Punjab FC - 2:00 PM IST - VYBK

Sudeva Delhi FC vs Indian Arrows - 4:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Mohammedan Sporting Club vs Churchill Brothers - 7:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Friday, January 15

Chennai City FC vs Real Kashmir FC - 4:00 PM IST - KBK

NEROCA FC vs TRAU - 7:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Tuesday, January 19

Punjab FC vs Churchill Brothers - 2:00 PM IST - VYBK

TRAU vs Mohammedan Sporting Club - 4:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Real Kashmir FC vs Sudeva Delhi FC - 7:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Wednesday, January 20

Aizawl FC vs Gokulam Kerala FC - 4:00 PM IST - KBK

Indian Arrows vs NEROCA FC - 7:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Sunday, January 24

TRAU vs Chennai City FC - 2:00 PM IST - VYBK

Aizawl FC vs Indian Arrows - 4:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Punjab FC vs Mohammedan Sporting Club - 7:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Monday, January 25

Churchill Brothers vs Sudeva Delhi FC - 4:00 PM IST - KBK

Gokulam Kerala FC vs NEROCA FC - 7:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Friday, January 29

Punjab FC vs Sudeva Delhi FC - 2:00 PM IST - VYBK

Chennai City FC vs Indian Arrows - 4:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Churchill Brothers vs TRAU - 7:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Saturday, January 30

NEROCA FC vs Aizawl FC - 4:00 PM IST - KBK

Gokulam Kerala FC vs Real Kashmir FC - 7:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Wednesday, February 3

Chennai City FC vs Sudeva Delhi FC - 2:00 PM IST - VYBK

Mohammedan Sporting Club vs NEROCA FC - 4:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Churchill Brothers vs Aizawl FC - 7:00 PM IST -Kalyani

Thursday, February 4

Real Kashmir FC vs Indian Arrows - 4:00 PM IST - KBK

TRAU vs Punjab FC - 7:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Monday, February 8

NEROCA FC vs Chennai City FC - 2:00 PM IST - VYBK

Churchill Brothers vs Real Kashmir FC - 4:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Mohammedan Sporting Club vs Gokulam Kerala FC - 7:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Tuesday, February 9

Indian Arrows vs Punjab FC - 4:00 PM IST - KBK

TRAU vs Aizawl FC - 7:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Saturday, February 13

TRAU vs Gokulam Kerala FC - 2:00 PM IST - VYBK

Punjab FC vs Chennai City FC - 4:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Real Kashmir FC vs NEROCA FC - 7:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Sunday, February 14

Indian Arrows vs Mohammedan Sporting Club - 4:00 PM IST - KBK

Aizawl FC vs Sudeva Delhi FC - 7:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Thursday, February 18

Aizawl FC vs Mohammedan Sporting Club - 2:00 PM IST - VYBK

Real Kashmir FC vs Punjab FC - 4:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Chennai City FC vs Churchill Brothers - 7:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Friday, February 19

Sudeva Delhi FV vs NEROCA FC - 4:00 PM IST - KBK

Gokulam Kerala FC vs Indian Arrows - 7:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Tuesday, February 23

Aizawl FC vs Real Kashmir FC - 2:00 PM IST - VYBK

Sudeva Delhi FC vs Gokulam Kerala FC - 4:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Mohammedan Sporting Club vs Chennai City FC - 7:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Wednesday, February 24

Churchill Brothers vs NEROCA FC - 4:00 PM IST - KBK

Indian Arrows vs TRAU - 7:00 PM IST - Kalyani

Where to watch the I-League live?

Football fans in India can watch the telecast of the I-League live on the 1Sports TV channel.

Live streaming of I-League will be on the 1Sports Facebook page.

Lead photo: I-League Media