The amazing ISL, India’s very own soccer league is going to launch from October 12th, and while the nation anticipates for this football league, here is primarily what you should know about it.
Awaking Hindustani soccer out of sleep
The ISL was set up in 2013 after seeing that many Indians are crazy about soccer, but sadly, have no national soccer competition with International reputation to see. The ISL aims to turn this around.
It will comprise 8 franchise clubs, owned from people and companies across the country. The league will commence in October and end in December.
The eight clubs that will compete in this league are:
Â· Atletico de Kolkata, assisted by Antonio Lopez Habas, with Spain as the foreign draft.
Â· Chennai Titans, trained by Marco Materazzi with Italy as the foreign draft.
Â· Delhi Dynamos FC, coached by Harm van Veldhoven with Netherlands as the foreign draft.
Â· FC Goa, coached by, Zico with Brazil as the foreign draft.
Â· Kerala Blasters FC, assisted by David James with England as the foreign draft.
Â· Mumbai City FC, trained by Peter Reid with England as the foreign draft.
Â· North East United FC, assisted by Ricki Herbert with New Zealand as the foreign draft.
Â· FC Pune City, trained by Franco Colomba with Italy as the foreign draft.
While building their outfits, each outfit will have to aqcuire:
Â· At least seven foreigners, out of which two will be from the club and 5 will be from the foreign player draft;
Â· One marquee player, which in the words of AIFF is “A foreign recruit who has represented his country in any of the continental championships like the European Championship, Copa America, African Nations Cup, Asian Cup, or FIFA World Cup will be called a star player;” and
Â· 14 Indian domestic players, four of which have to be local players from the city the outfit belongs to.
Important Who’s who in the ISL
The competition is owned by Reliance Industries Ltd, Star India Pvt. Ltd. and IMG Worldwide Inc. It would be televisedbroadcasted only on STAR Sports and will have Hero MotoCorp as the league; thus the name Hero Indian Super League. From Bollywood, we have John Abraham who co-owns the team North East United FC, Ranbir Kapoor who co-owns the Mumbai City FC club, Abhishek Bachchan who co-owns Chennaiyin FC team, Salman Khan who co-owns the FC Pune City outfit, and Varun Dhawan who is the brand ambassador of the FC Goa outfit. From the field of Indian Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar is the co-owner of the Kerala Blasters FC team and Sourav Ganguly is the co-owner of the Atletico de Kolkata club.
Every year, the league would be played between October and December. Each outfit will play against all other clubs twice on a home-and-away basis. The top 4 teams will finish in the finals.
Investing in the club
Team owners’ investments in the Indian Super League are worth having a look. Different clubs have financed a great amount to attract foreign players:
Goa: 430.000 USD
Chennai Titans: 380.000 USD
Atletico de Kolkata: 350.000 USD
Mumbai City: 330.000 USD
Kerala Blasters: 315.000 USD
Pune City: 280.000 USD
Delhi Dynamos: 260.000 USD
North East United: 260.000 USD
With this kind of financing and international allure towards the Indian Super League, this is surely a soccer league you would not want to miss! Possibly a media boost to bring soccer in Hindustan to a higher level!
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