ISL 2020-21 window cleared as AFC Champions League set to be postponed



The window for the Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 has been cleared as the start date of the group stage round of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League will be postponed from February 15 to April.

AFC member nations have already been notified about the same.

FC Goa will become the first Indian club to feature in the group stage of Asian Champions League this season.

The ISL announced its fixtures until January 11 and is expected to release the schedule of the remaining league fixtures soon.

ISL season 7 is expected to end mid-March before the international break, where India will host Qatar in the World 2022 FIFA Cup qualifiers.

The Asian Football Confederation’s decision to hold all club competitions post April comes as a relief to ISL as the league is being played under a bio-secure bubble in Goa, and FC Goa’s involvement in the competition will not create complications regarding scheduling and the team exiting and re-entering the bubble again.