The starstruck HeroISL, Hindustan's very own football competition is going to launch from 12-10-2014, and as the football fans hypes up for this soccer competition, here is what you should know about it.
Taking Hindustani soccer out of hibernation
The ISL was organized in 2013 after noticing that a lot of Indians are wild about football, but regrettably, have no national soccer competition with International attention to follow. The ISL aims to turn this around.
It will comprise 8 franchise teams, owned from people and companies across the country. The competition will start in October and end in December.
The eight clubs that will compete in this competition are:
· Atletico de Kolkata, trained 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, practiced 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, 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 outfit will have to attract:
· At least 7 foreigners, out of which two will be from the team and 5 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
· fourteen Hindustani homegrown players, four of which have to be local players from the city the club belongs to.
Important Ownership in the ISL
The competition is owned by Reliance Industries Ltd, Star India Pvt. Ltd. and IMG Worldwide Inc. It would be aired exclusively on STAR Sports and will have Hero MotoCorp as the title sponsor; 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 squad, Abhishek Bachchan who co-owns Chennaiyin FC club, 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 outfit.
Every year, the competition would be played between October and December. Each team will play against all other outfits twice on a home-and-away basis. The top four teams will qualify for the finals.
Investing in the squad
Outfit owners' investments in the HeroISL are worth having a look. Different teams have invested hugely to acquire 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 Indian Super League, this is surely a football league you would not want to miss! Possibly a boost to bring football in Hindustan to a higher level!
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