At some time on Thursday, September 5, a football team beset by anxiety and anguish will land in a city and a state completely transformed.
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Despite having the choice of remaining behind amid uncertainty in J&K, RKFC's Srinagar-based players travelled to compete in the Durand Cup.
Despite uncertainty, before this season and in the coming months, East Bengal showed tenacity in taking the title race to the final day yet again.
The AIFF says Minerva Punjab, who pulled out of the game against Real Kashmir in Srinagar in February citing security concerns, will get a rematch.
Real Kashmir's title challenge ended after a loss to East Bengal, but coach Robertson says they've already exceeded expectations.
Minerva Punjab stayed away from Monday's match in Srinagar against Real Kashmir and subsequently moved the Delhi High Court seeking a venue change
Following the Pulwama terrorist attack on Thursday, Minerva want their match vs Real Kashmir in Srinagar to be postponed or shifted.
Real Kashmir's home game on Sunday has been postponed and stranded Gokulam Kerala may not reach Kozhikode in time for their next fixture.
Wins for Churchill, Real Kashmir and East Bengal has thrown the I-League title race wide open. Here's what each team needs to do to stay alive.
Real Kashmir are worried about the prevailing political climate and want their next two home matches rescheduled, but AIFF haven't agreed.
Real Kashmir couldn't put away their chances against Churchill Brothers but would be grateful that they are past their first week in the I-League.
Real Kashmir will have the cold and the high altitude among their allies when they take on Churchill on Tuesday.
Real Kashmir stunned defending champions Minerva Punjab for a 1-0 win, thanks to a second half strike from Gnohere Krizo.
Which teams run the danger of relegation? Could there be a surprise title contender? ESPN predicts the final league standings for the season ahead.