The starstruck HeroISL, Hindustan's exclusive football league is going to launch from twelve October, and as the nation gears up for this competition, here is most of you should know about it.
Bringing Indian football out of coma
The Indian Super League was founded in 2013 after seeing that many Indians are wild about football, but sadly, have no national football league with International prestige to support. The ISL aims to turn this around.
It is going to consist of 8 franchise clubs, owned from people and companies across the country. The competition will start in October and end in December.
The 8 clubs that will compete in this competition are:
· Atletico de Kolkata, coached 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, practiced by Harm van Veldhoven with Netherlands as the foreign draft.
· FC Goa, assisted by, Zico with Brazil as the foreign draft.
· Kerala Blasters FC, trained 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, assisted by Ricki Herbert with New Zealand as the foreign draft.
· FC Pune City, trained by Franco Colomba with Italy as the foreign draft.
While building their squads, each outfit will have to aqcuire:
· At least 7 foreigners, out of which 2 will be from the club 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
· 14 Indian domestic players, four of which have to be local players from the city the club belongs to.
High-Profile 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 shown 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 team North East United FC, Ranbir Kapoor who co-owns the Mumbai City FC squad, 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 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 club will play against all other teams twice on a home-and-away basis. The top four teams will finish in the finals.
Investing in the outfit
Outfit owners' investments in the ISL are worth having a look. Different squads have invested a lot 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 financing and international prestige towards the Indian Super League, this is surely a league you would not want to miss! Possibly a boost to bring football in Hindustan to a higher level!
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