Last updated : Thursday, 11 April 2024

What is Cupliga?

Cupliga is an amateur football league in India. It is the third tier of football in India, behind the Indian Super League (ISL) and the I-League. The league was founded in 2017 by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to provide a platform for amateur footballers to compete at a high level.

Cupliga is divided into two divisions, the Premier Division and the First Division. The Premier Division has 12 teams, while the First Division has 16 teams. The teams in each division play each other once, home and away. The top two teams in the Premier Division at the end of the season are promoted to the I-League, while the bottom two teams are relegated to the First Division. The top two teams in the First Division are promoted to the Premier Division, while the bottom two teams are relegated to the Second Division.

Cupliga action

Cupliga is played from October to May. The matches are usually played on weekends. The league is broadcast live on the AIFF's website and YouTube channel.

History of Cupliga

Cupliga was founded in 2017 by the AIFF. The inaugural season of the league was won by Mohun Bagan.

Cupliga match

In the 2018-19 season, the league was expanded to 24 teams. The season was won by East Bengal.

In the 2019-20 season, the league was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The season was eventually declared void.

Cupliga teams

The 2020-21 season was also suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The season was eventually declared void.

The 2021-22 season is the current season of Cupliga. The season is currently underway.

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