Indian Football: AIFF Executive Committee to meet next week to discuss '3+1' foreign player rule

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The All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) Executive Committee is set to convene a meeting early next to week to discuss the implementation of the '3+1' foreign player regulation in Indian football, Goal can confirm. 

Earlier today, the AIFF Technical Committee, chaired by Shyam Thapa, had recommended that the Indian Super League (ISL) and I-League should follow the AFC guidelines and adhere to the 3+1 rule from the 2021-22 season onwards. 

According to the AFC regulations for its club competitions, a team can field a maximum of four overseas players which includes three foreigners of any nationality and one player from an AFC member nation.

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The Indian Super League's existing player regulations are likely to remain in force next season, as Goal reported earlier today

India will have three representatives in AFC's club tournaments next season. The ISL league stage winner FC Goa, the merged entity of ISL champions ATK and I-League champions Mohun Bagan, named ATK-Mohun Bagan, and ISL runners-up Chennaiyin FC are set to represent India in Asia next season. 

 

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