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Meet Aizawl FC, a club that rose from relegation to win Hero I-League title

Despite being champion, it may be relegated as India's football league structure is getting rejigged

Pratyush Raj  |  New Delhi 

From being written off as a relegation candidate at the start of the season to securing its first top-flight title yet, Aizawl Football Club has come a long way to write one of the most remarkable chapters in the history of Indian football. The club recently humbled Shillong Lajong in a Northeast derby to claim its maiden Hero I-League title.   Aizawl FC’s fairytale run to the Hero I-League glory is a rare and incredible story in the present-day Indian football that ignites its hope of reviving fortunes. There are few instances of a club born and bred in a northeastern hill ...

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First Published: Tue, May 02 2017. 06:30 IST
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