The starstruck Indian Super League, Hindustan's very own football league is going to begin from 12-10, and as India gears up for this competition, here is what you should know about it.
Awaking Indian football out of hibernation
The HeroISL was initiated in 2013 after noticing that a lot of Indians are keen about football, but sadly, have no national soccer competition with International prestige to watch. The Indian Super League aims to turn the table.
It is going to comprise eight franchise clubs, owned from people and companies across the country. The league will initiate in October and end in December.
The 8 teams that will compete in this competition are:
· Atletico de Kolkata, assisted by Antonio Lopez Habas, with Spain as the foreign draft.
· Chennai Titans, practiced by Marco Materazzi with Italy as the foreign draft.
· Delhi Dynamos FC, assisted by Harm van Veldhoven with Netherlands as the foreign draft.
· FC Goa, trained by, Zico with Brazil as the foreign draft.
· Kerala Blasters FC, practiced by David James with England as the foreign draft.
· Mumbai City FC, coached by Peter Reid with England as the foreign draft.
· North East United FC, practiced 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 outfits, each outfit will have to attract:
· At least seven foreigners, out of which two will be from the squad and 5 will be from the foreign player draft;
· 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 marquee player;" and
· fourteen Hindustani homegrown players, four of which have to be local players from the city the team belongs to.
Important Ownership in the HeroISL
The league 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 competition; thus the name Hero Indian Super League. From Bollywood, we have John Abraham who co-owns the outfit North East United FC, Ranbir Kapoor who co-owns the Mumbai City FC team, Abhishek Bachchan who co-owns Chennaiyin FC outfit, Salman Khan who co-owns the FC Pune City club, and Varun Dhawan who is the brand ambassador of the FC Goa club. From the field of Indian Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar is the co-owner of the Kerala Blasters FC squad and Sourav Ganguly is the co-owner of the Atletico de Kolkata squad.
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 decide in the finals.
Investing in the team
Team owners' investments in the ISL are worth having a look. Different squads have invested a great amount to buy 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 investments and international attention towards the Indian Super League, this is surely a competition you would not want to miss! Possibly a quality boos to bring football in India to a higher level!
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