The starstruck HeroISL, India's very own soccer league is going to start from twelve october 2014, and as Hindustan get's crazy for this soccer league, here is what you should know about it.
Taking Hindustani soccer out of sleep
The HeroISL was organized in 2013 after noticing that many Indians are passionate about soccer, but sadly, have no national soccer competition with International attention to support. The HeroISL aims to turn the table.
It will comprise eight franchise teams, owned from people and companies across the country. The league will start in October and end in December.
The eight clubs that will compete in this competition are:
· Atletico de Kolkata, trained 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, 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, coached 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, trained by Franco Colomba with Italy as the foreign draft.
While building their outfits, each team will have to aqcuire:
· At least seven foreigners, out of which 2 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 star player;" and
· fourteen Indian domestic players, four of which have to be local players from the city the outfit belongs to.
Celebrity Who's who in the Indian Super League
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 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 squad, 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 team 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 club
Club owners' investments in the ISL are worth having a look. Different outfits have spent massively 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 cash 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 football in India to a higher level!
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