Indian Women’s League(IWL) kicks off today

Indian Women's League(IWL)
Indiana Women's League(IWL) to kick off on Saturday, 28th January 2017
All India Football Federation (AIFF) launched the first ever Women’s Professional League on 24th January 2017 which is to be contested among six Teams. Indiwn Women's League is a two-week tournament with all the matches are to be played at Delhi’s Ambedkar Stadium with the first match scheduled for Saturday, January 28.

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Besides AIFF President Shri Praful Patel and Minister of State (I/C) Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel, representatives from the six Teams, as well as Ms. Sakshi Malik were present on the occasion.

The six participating teams -- FC Alakhpura (Haryana), Jeppiaar Institute of Technology FC (Puducherry), Aizawl FC (Mizoram), FC Pune City (Maharashtra), Rising Student Club (Odisha) and Eastern Sporting Union (Manipur) would play each other in a round-robin format with the top four teams advancing to the semifinals.

20 Teams from across 9 states had taken part in the first leg of the qualifiers from which 9 Teams qualified for the IWL prelims which were held in Cuttack in October 2016.
 
Dalima Chibber (FC Pune City), Oinam Bembem Devi (ESUFC), Sasmita Malik (Rising Student FC), Sanju Yadav (FC Alakhpura), Sumithra Kamaraj (Jeppiar Institute FC) and K. Lalruaizeli (Aizawl FC) represented their respective Teams at the launch.
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