The new ISL, India's own football competition is going to initiate from twelve October, and as the country anticipates for this football competition, here is primarily what you should know about it.
Bringing Indian soccer out of hibernation
The Indian Super League was founded in 2013 after noticing that many Indians are wild about football, but unfortunately, have no national football league with International attention to see. The ISL aims to turn this around.
It is going to consist of 8 franchise teams, owned from people and companies across the country. The league will begin in October and end in December.
The eight clubs that will compete in this competition are:
· Atletico de Kolkata, practiced 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, coached by Harm van Veldhoven with Netherlands as the foreign draft.
· FC Goa, trained by, Zico with Brazil as the foreign draft.
· Kerala Blasters FC, coached by David James with England as the foreign draft.
· Mumbai City FC, trained 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, practiced by Franco Colomba with Italy as the foreign draft.
While building their outfits, each squad will have to attract:
· At least 7 foreigners, out of which 2 will be from the outfit and five 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 star player;" and
· fourteen Hindustani domestic players, four of which have to be local players from the city the club belongs to.
Important Who's who in the HeroISL
The competition 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 league; 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 team, Abhishek Bachchan who co-owns Chennaiyin FC squad, Salman Khan who co-owns the FC Pune City team, and Varun Dhawan who is the brand ambassador of the FC Goa team. From the field of Indian Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar is the co-owner of the Kerala Blasters FC club and Sourav Ganguly is the co-owner of the Atletico de Kolkata squad.
Indian Super League setup:
Every year, the league would be played between October and December. Each squad will play against all other teams twice on a home-and-away basis. The top four teams will take part in the finals.
Investing in the club
Team owners' investments in the Indian Super League are worth having a look. Different outfits have invested massively to sign 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 money and international attention towards the Indian Super League, this is surely a league you would not want to miss! Possibly a kickstart to bring football in India to a higher level!
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