The starstruck HeroISL, India's own football competition is going to take off from 12 October 2014, and while India gear up for this football league, here is what you should know about it.
Bringing Hindustani football out of sleep
The Indian Super League was brought to life in 2013 after seeing that a lot of Indians are passionate about football, but unfortunately, have no national soccer league with International attention to follow. The ISL aims to turn the table.
It is going to consist of 8 franchise clubs, owned from people and companies across the country. The competition will commence in October and end in December.
The 8 teams that will compete in this league 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, 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, 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, assisted by Ricki Herbert with New Zealand as the foreign draft.
· FC Pune City, coached by Franco Colomba with Italy as the foreign draft.
While building their clubs, each outfit will have to sign:
· At least seven 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 Hindustani domestic players, four of which have to be local players from the city the squad belongs to.
Popular Ownership in the HeroISL
The competition is owned by Reliance Industries Ltd, Star India Pvt. Ltd. and IMG Worldwide Inc. It would be televisedbroadcasted exclusively 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 club, Abhishek Bachchan who co-owns Chennaiyin FC team, Salman Khan who co-owns the FC Pune City club, 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.
Every year, the league would be played between October and December. Each squad will play against all other squads twice on a home-and-away basis. The top 4 teams will compete in the finals.
Financing the team
Club owners' investments in the Indian Super League are worth having a look. Different outfits have financed a great amount 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 attention towards the HeroISL, this is surely a competition you would not want to miss! Possibly a quality boos to bring soccer in India to a higher level!
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