The starstruck HeroISL, India's very own football league is going to initiate from 12 October 2014, and while the football fans hypes up for this soccer competition, here is most of you should know about it.
Bringing Indian soccer out of coma
The HeroISL was organized in 2013 after seeing that a lot of Indians are wild about football, but regrettably, have no national soccer league with International allure to watch. The HeroISL aims to turn this around.
It is going to have 8 franchise teams, owned from people and companies across the country. The competition will commence in October and end in December.
The eight teams 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, practiced by Harm van Veldhoven with Netherlands as the foreign draft.
· FC Goa, trained by, Zico with Brazil as the foreign draft.
· Kerala Blasters FC, practiced 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, practiced 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 team will have to sign:
· At least seven foreigners, out of which two will be from the club 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
· fourteen Indian homegrown players, four of which have to be local players from the city the club belongs to.
High-Profile Who's who 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 league; thus the name Hero Indian Super League. From Bollywood, we have John Abraham who co-owns the squad 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 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 club and Sourav Ganguly is the co-owner of the Atletico de Kolkata outfit.
Indian Super League setup:
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 compete in the finals.
Investing in the squad
Team owners' investments in the HeroISL are worth having a look. Different outfits have financed hugely 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 cash and international prestige towards the HeroISL, this is surely a league you would not want to miss! Possibly a boost to bring soccer in India to a higher level!
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