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Time to rethink foreign players' rules in ISL and I-League

There is good news for Indian clubs after the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) ratified All Indian Football Federation's (AIFF) request to hand an AFC Champions League spot to the Indian Super League (ISL) league-stage winners of the 2019-20 season. Moreover, the second-placed team along with the I-League winners will get a confirmed berth in the AFC Cup. This has ensured that India will have three representatives at the continental stage for the very first time.

While the top brass of AIFF must be applauded for their efforts in making the above arrangement a reality, they must now turn their attention to the existing foreigner players rule in the domestic competitions.