The starstruck ISL, India's own football competition is going to begin from 12-10-2014, and while the people get's crazy for this football competition, here is the basics you should know about it.
Awaking Hindustani soccer out of coma
The ISL was set up in 2013 after noticing that many Indians are crazy about soccer, but regrettably, have no national soccer league with International attention to support. 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 league will take off in October and end in December.
The eight clubs that will compete in this competition are:
· Atletico de Kolkata, practiced 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, practiced by, Zico with Brazil as the foreign draft.
· Kerala Blasters FC, assisted by David James with England as the foreign draft.
· Mumbai City FC, assisted 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 squads, each squad will have to attract:
· At least seven foreigners, out of which 2 will be from the squad and five 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
· 14 Indian domestic players, four of which have to be local players from the city the squad 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 televisedbroadcasted 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 club North East United FC, Ranbir Kapoor who co-owns the Mumbai City FC team, 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 club.
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 decide in the finals.
Financing the team
Club owners' investments in the ISL are worth having a look. Different outfits have financed massively to sign 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 money and international allure towards the HeroISL, this is surely a league you would not want to miss! Possibly a quality boos to bring football in Hindustan to a higher level!
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