The starstruck HeroISL Antonio Callaway Youth Jersey , India's exclusive soccer competition is going to begin from October 12th, and while the nation hypes up for this competition, here is what you should know about it.
Taking Indian soccer out of sleep
The HeroISL was brought to life in 2013 after seeing that many Indians are wild about soccer, but unfortunately, have no national football competition with International allure to watch. The ISL aims to turn this around.
It is going to comprise 8 franchise teams Chad Thomas Youth Jersey , owned from people and companies across the country. The league will initiate in October and end in December.
The eight 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 Austin Corbett Youth Jersey , practiced 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 Zane Gonzalez Youth Jersey , assisted by Franco Colomba with Italy as the foreign draft.
While building their clubs, each team will have to sign:
· At least seven foreigners, out of which two will be from the outfit 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 Howard Wilson Youth Jersey , 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 outfit 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 competition; thus the name Hero Indian Super League. From Bollywood Emmanuel Ogbah Youth Jersey , we have John Abraham who co-owns the team North East United FC, Ranbir Kapoor who co-owns the Mumbai City FC outfit, 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 squad. From the field of Indian Cricket Larry Ogunjobi Youth Jersey , Sachin Tendulkar is the co-owner of the Kerala Blasters FC team 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 club will play against all other outfits twice on a home-and-away basis. The top four teams will take part in the finals.
Investing in the squad
Squad owners' investments in the ISL are worth having a look. Different squads have invested massively 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 financing and international attention towards the HeroISL, this is surely a competition you would not want to miss! Possibly a surge to bring soccer in India to a higher level!
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