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Federation Cup may not take place in 2014-15 season

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The All India Football Federation (AIFF) might drop the Federation Cup from the 2014-15 calendar as there won’t be any time for the tournament due to the Indian Super League (ISL), scheduled to take place between September and November.

The decision is likely to be taken at AIFF’s executive committee meeting on Wednesday and according to a report of the Telegraph, India’s FA Cup might have to be sacrificed for the inaugural season of the ISL.

“We may have to drop the idea of hosting the Federation Cup this time. Since the AIFF has agreed not to hold any major tournament during the ISL, nothing can be conducted between September and November. The I League will begin almost immediately. There will be no scope of holding the Federation Cup,” a senior AIFF official was quoted saying.

I-League champions Bengaluru FC will get a slot in the 2015 AFC Cup and it remains to be seen whether the other berth goes to Federation Cup holders Churchill Brothers or I-League runners-up East Bengal.

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