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In football heaven - The Hindu

Mizoram's deep bond with the sport, evident in the numbers that brave rain and cliff-top seating for a view, has been channelled admirably. The consequence: Aizawl FC's fairytale run in this season's I-League. It's not a traditional giant from Bengal ...and more »

Future unclear for I-League champions Aizawl FC - The Indian Express

“Money,” Robert Royte gasped, “you can't ignore. But you also can't sell beauty of football.” Royte, a politician-cum-businessman, owns Aizawl FC. On Sunday, the Mizo side became India's champions but the only thought that's been haunting Royte since ...and more »

Mizoram boys win Sub-Junior National Football - Times of India

KOZHIKODE: Mizoram club Aizawl FC are on the cusp of history and standing between them and their first I-League title is a fellow north-eastern club, Shilling Lajong from Meghalaya. Aizawl travel to Shillong on Sunday needing just a draw to cap off the ...and more »

Aizawl FC script history, win I-League title - Deccan Chronicle

Shillong: In one of the biggest achievements in Indian football history, unheralded Aizawl FC on Sunday lifted the I-League crown after they held Shillong Lajong 1-1 in a tense match here. Lajong went ahead in the ninth minute through A Dipanda but ...and more »

'Like a dream': Fans speak about Aizawl FC's stunning title victory -

From the Mizo Premier League to the top of Indian club football, Aizawl's rise has been followed every step of the way. by Arka Bhattacharya. Published May 02, 2017 · 09:30 am Updated May 02, 2017 · 03:28 pm. 'Like a dream': Fans speak about Aizawl FC ...and more »

In Aizawl FC's I-League title, Khalid Jamil earns redemption while Mizoram finds hope and recognition - Firstpost

Chapter 1: Redemption. Abuse pours down from the stands of the Cooperage Stadium as freely as Mumbai's rain on a typical August day. If Khalid Jamil heard, he doesn't show it by reacting. He is being called many things, almost all of them uncalled for.and more »

Aizawl FC is the new champion club of India - The Hindu

The result ensured the necessary point, making Aizawl the I-League winner and the first champion club of India from the North-East. A few hundred Aizawl FC fans, who had made an arduous journey by road to reach the Jahawarlal Nehru Stadium here ...and more »

I-League: Aizawl FC, Relegated Last Year, Script Indian Football's Greatest Fairytale -

Aizawl FC, a hitherto little-known club from a remote corner of country with a shoe-string budget, were on Sunday crowned I-League champions in one of the most remarkable achievements in Indian football history. It was, in fact, the Leicester City ...and more »

Aizawl FC Scripts First Underdog Story of Indian Football - News18

New Delhi: The one thing that catches the imagination of sports fans around the world is a great underdog story. Muhammad Ali did it in 1964, the USA ice hockey team did it in 1980, the Indian cricket team scripted its own success story by winning the ...and more »

Aizawl FC's success is down to a robust football setup in Mizoram - Economic Times

The story of Aizawl FC is a simple one of footballing romance and defiance. Constantly fed on tales of others, we immediately identify it in the journeys of the Leicesters and the Icelands in the European context. But we have to be reminded when a ...and more »