The 2014–15 I-League will be the eighth season of the I-League, the Indian professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 2007. The season will begin in December 2014, after the conclusion of the Indian Super League.
So far the official number of teams for the new season is unknown. According to the All India Football Federation, the league will be holding bidding for new teams from 15 May to 2 June 2014 with cities such as Chennai and Ahmedabad in the running. At the same time the federation announced that they would review the AFC Club Licensing Criteria and that any club which failed to pass these criteria will be barred from entering the league. The previous season ended with thirteen clubs.
On 22 May 2014 the All India Football Federation officially announced that former I-League champions Churchill Brothers, Rangdajied United, and United had been axed from the 2014–15 season for failing to pass the club licensing criteria. In August 2014, AIFF confirmed that a team from Pune, owned by Kalyani Group will be 11th team to be part of the season.
Restricting the number of foreign players strictly to four per team, including a Marquee player as defined by AIFF and a slot for a player from AFC countries. A team could use four foreign players on the field during each game including at least one player from the AFC country.
Updated to games played on 20 May 2014.
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored (C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished: (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column. Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.