The starstruck Indian Super League, India's exclusive football league is going to launch from 12-10, and while Indian football fans highly anticipates for this soccer league, here is everything you should know about it.
Awaking Indian soccer out of sleep
The HeroISL was organized in 2013 after noticing that many Indians are crazy about football, but regrettably, have no national soccer competition with International reputation to follow. The ISL aims to turn the table.
It will consist of 8 franchise teams, 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, trained 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, 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, coached by Ricki Herbert with New Zealand as the foreign draft.
· FC Pune City, assisted by Franco Colomba with Italy as the foreign draft.
While building their teams, each team 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 homegrown players, four of which have to be local players from the city the squad belongs to.
Popular Ownership in the ISL
The league 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 title sponsor; 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 club, Abhishek Bachchan who co-owns Chennaiyin FC team, Salman Khan who co-owns the FC Pune City outfit, and Varun Dhawan who is the brand ambassador of the FC Goa club. 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 squad will play against all other clubs twice on a home-and-away basis. The top 4 teams will decide in the finals.
Investing in the club
Squad owners' investments in the Indian Super League are worth having a look. Different squads have invested hugely 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 allure towards the ISL, this is surely a soccer league you would not want to miss! Possibly a surge to bring soccer in Hindustan to a higher level!
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