The amazing ISL, Hindustan's very own football competition is going to take off from 12-10, and while the country hypes up for this football competition, here is what you should know about it.
Awaking Indian football out of sleep
The Indian Super League was set up in 2013 after seeing that a lot of Indians are wild about football, but regrettably, have no national football league with International reputation to watch. The ISL aims to turn this around.
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 8 clubs that will compete in this league are:
· Atletico de Kolkata, coached by Antonio Lopez Habas, with Spain as the foreign draft.
· Chennai Titans, coached by Marco Materazzi with Italy as the foreign draft.
· Delhi Dynamos FC, trained 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, 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, practiced by Franco Colomba with Italy as the foreign draft.
While building their outfits, each squad will have to aqcuire:
· At least seven foreigners, out of which two will be from the outfit 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 Indian domestic players, four of which have to be local players from the city the club belongs to.
Popular Who's who in the Indian Super League
The league 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 outfit North East United FC, Ranbir Kapoor who co-owns the Mumbai City FC squad, 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 squad. 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 rules:
Every year, the league would be played between October and December. Each outfit will play against all other squads twice on a home-and-away basis. The top four teams will be eligible for the finals.
Financing the outfit
Team owners' investments in the HeroISL are worth having a look. Different clubs have financed hugely to purchase 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 allure 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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