The amazing Indian Super League, India's own soccer league is going to begin from 12-10, and as India get's crazy for this football competition, here is everything you should know about it.
Awaking Indian football out of coma
The HeroISL was founded in 2013 after seeing that a lot of Indians are passionate about soccer, but regrettably, have no national soccer competition with International attention to follow. The Indian Super League aims to turn the table.
It will have 8 franchise clubs, owned from people and companies across the country. The league will take off in October and end in December.
The eight clubs that will compete in this competition are:
· Atletico de Kolkata, assisted by Antonio Lopez Habas, with Spain as the foreign draft.
· Chennai Titans, trained by Marco Materazzi with Italy as the foreign draft.
· Delhi Dynamos FC, practiced by Harm van Veldhoven with Netherlands as the foreign draft.
· FC Goa, trained by, Zico with Brazil as the foreign draft.
· Kerala Blasters FC, trained by David James with England as the foreign draft.
· Mumbai City FC, assisted by Peter Reid with England as the foreign draft.
· North East United FC, coached by Ricki Herbert with New Zealand as the foreign draft.
· FC Pune City, coached by Franco Colomba with Italy as the foreign draft.
While building their squads, each team will have to sign:
· At least seven foreigners, out of which two will be from the outfit and 5 will be from the foreign player draft;
· One star 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 marquee player;" and
· fourteen Indian homegrown players, four of which have to be local players from the city the team belongs to.
Celebrity Who's who in the HeroISL
The league is owned by Reliance Industries Ltd, Star India Pvt. Ltd. and IMG Worldwide Inc. It would be shown exclusively on STAR Sports and will have Hero MotoCorp as the cup; thus the name Hero Indian Super League. From Bollywood, we have John Abraham who co-owns the squad North East United FC, Ranbir Kapoor who co-owns the Mumbai City FC outfit, Abhishek Bachchan who co-owns Chennaiyin FC outfit, Salman Khan who co-owns the FC Pune City squad, and Varun Dhawan who is the brand ambassador of the FC Goa squad. 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 competition would be played between October and December. Each outfit will play against all other teams twice on a home-and-away basis. The top four teams will finish in the finals.
Financing the team
Outfit owners' investments in the HeroISL are worth having a look. Different outfits 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 prestige towards the Indian Super League, this is surely a football competition you would not want to miss! Possibly a surge to bring soccer in India to a higher level!
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