The league returns to action after a gap of two years.

The Indian Women’s League will return to action after a halt of two years on the eastern coast of the country in Bhubaneswar. The competition will kick off on April 15 and will host a total of 66 matches across 40 days. This will be the fifth edition of the tournament, but the first in two years. 

The IWL will witness 12 teams go up against each other for the top honours in a league format. All teams will face each other once and the side with the most number of points at the end of the campaign will be crowned champions. Eventually, the champions will get a chance to represent India at the AFC Women’s Club Championship. Gokulam Kerala emerged victorious in the last campaign and will begin their title defence with an opening day clash against Odisha Police. 

On that note, here’s all you need to know about the upcoming edition of the Indian Women’s League.

About the League

The Indian Women’s League is India’s top flight club competition for women. The league came into existence in 2016 after the success of the Indian women’s team at the SAFF Championship.

Eastern Sporting Union from Manipur were crowned as the inaugural champions of the league in 2016. In 2017, Rising Student’s Club from Odisha won the championship followed by Sethu FC from Tamil Nadu in 2018.

In 2019, Gokulam Kerala joined the champions club with their first title after beating KRYPHSA FC 3–2 in the final. Notably, the league also sends India’s representative for Asia’s premier women’s club competition, the AFC Women’s Club Championship.

Venues

All matches of the Indian Women’s League will be played at the 7th Battalion Ground, the Capital Ground and the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

Fixtures

April 15:

PIFA Sports FC 1-3 Kickstart FC, 4 PM, Capital Ground

SSB Women FC 6-2 Hans Women FC, 4 PM, 7th Battalion Ground

Indian Arrows 4-0 Sirvodem SC, 7.30 PM, Kalinga Stadium

April 16:

Odisha Police 0-12 Gokulam Kerala FC, 4 PM, Capital Ground

Sethu Madurai 6-0 Mata Rukmani FC, 4 PM 7th Battalion Ground

ARA FC 1-3 Odisha Sports, 7.30 PM, Kalinga Stadium

April 19:

Hans Women FC 0-6 PIFA Sports FC, 4 PM, Capital Ground

Odisha Sports 0-0 Indian Arrows, 4 PM, 7th Battalion Ground

Gokulam Kerala FC 2-0 SSB Women FC, 7.30 PM, Kalinga Stadium

April 20:

Sirvodem SC 0-7 Kickstart FC, 4 PM, Capital Ground

Mata Rukmani FC 0-1 Odisha Police, 4 PM, 7th Battalion Ground

Sethu Madurai 3-0 ARA FC, 7.30 PM, Kalinga Stadium

April 23:

Hans Women FC 0-9 Gokulam Kerala FC, 4 PM, Capital Ground

PIFA Sports FC 0-0 Sirvodem SC, 4 PM, 7th Battalion Ground

Kickstart FC 1-0 Odisha Sports, 7.30 PM, Kalinga Stadium

April 24:

SSB Women FC 7-1 Mata Rukmani FC, 4 PM, Capital Ground

Odisha Police 1-3 ARA FC, 4 PM, 7th Battalion Ground

Indian Arrows 3-0 Sethu Madurai, 7.30 PM, Kalinga Stadium

April 27:

Odisha Police 0-4 Indian Arrows, 4 PM, Capital Ground

Odisha Sports 9-1 Sirvodem SC, 4 PM, 7th Battalion Ground

Mata Rukmani FC 3-2 Hans Women FC, 7.30 PM, Kalinga Stadium

April 28:

Sethu Madurai 2-1 Kickstart FC, 4 PM, Capital Ground

ARA FC 2-3 SSB Women FC, 4 PM, 7th Battalion Ground

Gokulam Kerala FC 6-1 PIFA Sports FC, 7.30 PM, Kalinga Stadium

May 1:

Gokulam Kerala FC 8-0 Mata Rukmani FC, 4 PM, Capital Ground

SSB Women FC 0-2 Indian Arrows, 4 PM, 7th Battalion Ground

PIFA Sports FC 0-3 Odisha Sports, 7.30 PM, Kalinga Stadium

May 2:

Hans Women FC 0-3 ARA FC, 4 PM, Capital Ground

Kickstart FC 2-0 Odisha Police, 4 PM, 7th Battalion Ground

Sirvodem SC 0-5 Sethu Madurai, 7.30 PM, Kalinga Stadium

May 5:

Sethu Madurai 4-0 Odisha Sports, 4 PM, Capital Ground

Mata Rukmani FC 1-3 PIFA Sports FC, 4 PM, 7th Battalion Ground

ARA FC 0-8 Gokulam Kerala FC, 7.30 PM, Kalinga Stadium

May 6:

Odisha Police 2-1 Sirvodem SC, 4 PM, Capital Ground

Indian Arrows 2-0 Hans Women FC, 4 PM, 7th Battalion Ground

SSB Women FC 0-1 Kickstart FC, 7.30 PM, Kalinga Stadium

May 9:

Mata Rukmani FC 0-4 ARA FC, 4 PM, Capital Ground

PIFA Sports FC 1-4 Sethu Madurai, 4 PM, 7th Battalion Ground

Odisha Sports 4-1 Odisha Police, 7.30 PM, Kalinga Stadium

May 10:

Gokulam Kerala FC 2-1 Indian Arrows, 4 PM, Capital Ground

Sirvodem SC 2-1 SSB Women FC, 4 PM, 7th Battalion Ground

Hans Women FC 0-4 Kickstart FC, 7.30 PM, Kalinga Stadium

May 13:

ARA FC 1-1 PIFA Sports FC, 4 PM, Capital Ground

Odisha Police 0-3 Sethu Madurai, 4 PM, 7th Battalion Ground

Indian Arrows 8-0 Mata Rukmani FC, 7.30 PM, Kalinga Stadium

May 14:

Kickstart FC 0-5 Gokulam Kerala FC, 4 PM, Capital Ground

SSB Women FC 1-1 Odisha Sports, 4 PM, 7th Battalion Ground

Hans Women FC 0-4 Sirvodem SC, 7.30 PM, Kalinga Stadium

May 17:

ARA FC 1-3 Indian Arrows, 4 PM, Capital Ground

Gokulam Kerala FC 4-0 Sirvodem SC, 4 PM, 7th Battalion Ground

Sethu Madurai 6-0 SSB Women FC, 7.30 PM, Kalinga Stadium

May 18:

Mata Rukmani FC 0-10 Kickstart FC, 4 PM, Capital Ground

Odisha Sports 6-0 Hans Women FC, 4 PM, 7th Battalion Ground

PIFA Sports FC 1-0 Odisha Police, 7.30 PM, Kalinga Stadium

May 21:

SSB Women FC 5-2 Odisha Police, 8.30 AM, Captial Ground

Indian Arrows 1-2 PIFA Sports FC, 3.30 PM, Capital Ground

Kickstart FC 3-0 ARA FC, 3.30 PM, 7th Battalion Ground

May 22:

Gokulam Kerala FC 7-1 Sports Odisha, 8.30 AM, Capital Ground

Hans Women FC 0-5 Sethu FC, 3.30 PM, Capital Ground

Sirvodem SC 4-1 Mata Rukmani FC, 3.30 PM, 7th Battalion Ground

May 25:

Odisha Police 2-3 Hans Women FC, 8.30 AM, Capital Ground

ARA FC 3-1 Sirvodem SC, 3.30 PM, Capital Ground

PIFA Sports FC 1-6 SSB Women FC, 3.30 PM, 7th Battalion Ground

May 26:

Mata Rukmani FC vs Sports Odisha, 8.30 AM, Capital Ground

Indian Arrows vs Kickstart FC, 3.30 PM, 7th Battalion Ground

Sethu FC vs Gokulam Kerala FC, 7.30 PM, Kalinga Stadium

Prize Money

TBD

Telecast

All the matches of the Indian Women’s League will be telecast on Eurosport. The games will also be live-streamed on the Indian Football YouTube channel.

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