The starstruck ISL, Hindustan's exclusive football competition is going to launch from twelve October, and while Indian football fans get's crazy for this competition, here is primarily what you should know about it.
Awaking Hindustani soccer out of sleep
The HeroISL was organized in 2013 after noticing that a lot of Indians are wild about soccer, but unfortunately, have no national soccer league with International prestige to see. The ISL aims to turn this around.
It is going to consist of eight franchise clubs, owned from people and companies across the country. The league will take off in October and end in December.
The eight teams that will compete in this competition are:
· Atletico de Kolkata, practiced 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, trained by, Zico with Brazil as the foreign draft.
· Kerala Blasters FC, assisted 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, 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 squads, each squad will have to aqcuire:
· At least 7 foreigners, out of which two 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 outfit belongs to.
Popular Ownership in the ISL
The competition is owned by Reliance Industries Ltd, Star India Pvt. Ltd. and IMG Worldwide Inc. It would be televisedbroadcasted 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 outfit, Abhishek Bachchan who co-owns Chennaiyin FC club, Salman Khan who co-owns the FC Pune City squad, 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 outfit and Sourav Ganguly is the co-owner of the Atletico de Kolkata squad.
Every year, the league would be played between October and December. Each squad will play against all other clubs twice on a home-and-away basis. The top four teams will compete in the finals.
Financing the outfit
Team owners' investments in the ISL are worth having a look. Different teams have spent a great amount to buy 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 ISL, this is surely a soccer competition you would not want to miss! Possibly a jumpstart to bring soccer in Hindustan to a higher level!
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