India Tier 1

Hero I-League

League Guide & Facts

  • The top tier of Indian Football

  • 11 teams play each other twice (20 matches)

Continental Qualification


  • Bottom team is relegated

  • Indian Arrows and Sudeva cannot be relegated.


  • Indian Arrows cannot sign any players over the age of 21.

  • The match squad must have at least 2 under-22 players (Born after 1/12/1998)

  • There must be at least 1 under-22 player in the playing 11 (Born after 1/12/1998)

Squad Registration

  • Minimum of 5 Under-22 Players (Born after 1/12/1998)

  • Maximum of 4 foreign players

  • Maximum of 3 foreign players (not including Asian players)

  • Maximum of six players allowed on loan in a season

Suggested* Additional Nations To Load

Asian Journeyman

*As always this is only a suggestion, the leagues listed are in order of importance, feel free to run as many or as little leagues as you think your system can handle. The setup above gives a nice regional feel.

It is advisable however to run as many top tier leagues of major nations as you can to keep the continental club competitions competitive

Media Prediction, Board Expectations and Title Odds

*Your odds and board expectations may vary slightly from save to save

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Club Culture

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Chennai City

Churchill Brothers

Gokulam Kerala

Indian Arrows




Real Kashmir

FC Sudeva Delhi