The fresh HeroISL, India's very own football league is going to start from 12 October, and while Indian soccer fans get's crazy for this football league, here is primarily what you should know about it.
Bringing Hindustani soccer out of coma
The HeroISL was initiated in 2013 after seeing that a lot of Indians are passionate about soccer, but unfortunately, have no national soccer competition with International allure to see. The ISL aims to turn the table.
It will comprise 8 franchise teams, owned from people and companies across the country. The league will start in October and end in December.
The 8 clubs that will compete in this competition are:
· Atletico de Kolkata, assisted 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, 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, trained 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 teams, each club will have to aqcuire:
· At least 7 foreigners, out of which two will be from the team 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 club belongs to.
Popular Who's who in the HeroISL
The competition is owned by Reliance Industries Ltd, Star India Pvt. Ltd. and IMG Worldwide Inc. It would be shown 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 club. 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 squad.
Indian Super League setup:
Every year, the league would be played between October and December. Each squad will play against all other outfits twice on a home-and-away basis. The top 4 teams will compete in the finals.
Financing the team
Squad owners' investments in the HeroISL are worth having a look. Different clubs have invested massively to purchase 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 attention towards the HeroISL, this is surely a soccer league you would not want to miss! Possibly a boost to bring soccer in Hindustan to a higher level!
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