The starstruck Indian Super League, Hindustan's own football league is going to start from 12 October 2014, and while the soccer fans gears up for this competition, here is what you should know about it.
Taking Hindustani soccer out of coma
The HeroISL was organized in 2013 after seeing that many Indians are crazy about soccer, but regrettably, have no national football league with International prestige to follow. The HeroISL aims to turn the table.
It will consist of eight franchise teams, owned from people and companies across the country. The league will commence 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, assisted 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, coached by, Zico with Brazil as the foreign draft.
· Kerala Blasters FC, coached by David James with England as the foreign draft.
· Mumbai City FC, practiced by Peter Reid with England as the foreign draft.
· North East United FC, trained 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 teams, each club will have to sign:
· At least seven foreigners, out of which 2 will be from the team 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 Hindustani homegrown players, four of which have to be local players from the city the squad belongs to.
Celebrity Ownership in the HeroISL
The league is owned by Reliance Industries Ltd, Star India Pvt. Ltd. and IMG Worldwide Inc. It would be aired only 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 team, 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 outfit and Sourav Ganguly is the co-owner of the Atletico de Kolkata club.
Indian Super League rules:
Every year, the league would be played between October and December. Each club will play against all other squads twice on a home-and-away basis. The top 4 teams will compete in the finals.
Financing the outfit
Team owners' investments in the HeroISL are worth having a look. Different clubs have financed massively to acquire 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 prestige towards the Indian Super League, this is surely a football competition you would not want to miss! Possibly a quality boos to bring soccer in Hindustan to a higher level!
Are you looking for more information about The Indian Super League?
You can grab information dealing with the fresh information related to The Indian Super League here: www.indiansuperleague-news.com!
It is honestly problematic because there are many spots to choose from. But this is by far the best resource for all your The Indian Super League related news!
Related Articles -
Indian Football, HeroISL, ISL News, ISL Teams, Indian Super League,