ISL abbreviated as Indian super league, is currently going to be organised in the year 2017-2018.it is the fourth edition of football league and its establishment year was 2013.till now in the history of ISL, only eight teams were participating, but it will be the first edition of football league in which two extra franchise teams have joined, the teams will be Bengaluru franchise and Jamshedpur franchise. These two teams will be respectively the ninth and tenth team. As the league has expanded the no. of teams from eight to tenth, so obviously the duration of league has also been expanded from three months to five months.
It is one of the best football league instalment in the world. During the first season, the awareness among peoples for this football league was quite low but when the days passed, it gradually became the most popular league among the peoples of India. The season became strong and got full support from the people of India. Some foreign players are also participating in the Indian super league along with Indian players.
In the last year 2016, Atletico de Kolkata is the defending champion and it became the winner of ISL 2016 championship by defeating Kerala blasters in the finale on the format of penalties.
TEAMS OF ISL 2017
As stated, previously there were eight qualifying teams but from the 2017 edition, two new teams have joined. The names of all ten qualifying teams are summarized below:
- Delhi dynamos, coach – Miguel Angel
- North east united, coach-Carlos pieres
- Jamshedpur FC, coach-Steve Coppell
- Bengaluru FC, coach-albert Roca
- Atletico de Kolkata, coach-teddy shirangham
- Kerala blasters, coach-Rene muelensteen
- Mumbai city, coach-alexander guimarees
- Pune city, coach-Lopez habas
- Goa, coach-Sergio lobera
- Chennaiyin, coach-john Gregory
STADIUMS AND LOCATIONS OF EVENTS OF ISL
- Atletico de Kolkata: this team represents Kolkata and the stadium is rabindra sarowar stadium having a total capacity of 12750 peoples.
- Bengaluru: Sree kantirava stadium
- Chennayin: jawaharlal Nehru stadium having a capacity of 26976 peoples.
- Delhi dynamos: Jawaharlal Nehru stadium having a capacity of approx. 32000 peoples.
- Kerala blasters: Jawaharlal Nehru stadium having a capacity of 61,000 peoples.
- Mumbai city: Mumbai arena having a capacity of 7000 peoples.
- North east united: Indira Gandhi athletic stadium having a capacity of 25,000 peoples.
- Pune city: Balewadi stadium having a capacity of 9000 peoples.
HISTORY OF EXPANSION OF TEAMS
On 11th May 2017, it was officially announced by Indian super league and football sports organisers, that they are inviting new bids you join the league for 2017 upcoming seasons. The teams should be from Ahmedabad, Bangalore, cuttack, durgapur, hyderabad, Jamshedpur, kolkata, ranchi, siliguri and Thiruvananthapuram’s one team already from Kolkata, it was already clarified that the new team if selected from Kolkata then it will play away from the city for only two seasons. On 25 may 2017, it was officially announced that the bids selection has ended and Bengaluru franchise and Jamshedpur franchise have won the bids for new teams. Hopefully, this time the league will be very interesting and extremely enjoyable at any stage. Already, the people across India have started to show their interests towards the upcoming new franchises. This could be the most entertaining season at all level.
The first match will be initiated from 1st October,2017 b/w north east united franchise vs Kerala blasters franchise, timed 19:00 according to IST, and the venue will be Indira Gandhi athletic stadium, guwahati, 4 semi-finals,1 finale, total 95 matches will be played in ISL 2017.
MEDIA COVERAGE AND LIVE STREAM
Hotstar Application is the best way to obtain real-time rating updates and to watch online suit online, football enthusiasts could such as that application. Online sports internet sites also give live updates of ISL 2017 like Celebrity Sports, official ISL web site and also other sites.
TV viewers can catch detailed analysis of the draft on July 25, July 31 and August 7 at 9:00 PM IST on Star Sports 2.
This is the super league which initially started with a slow beginning but soon it grabbed huge attention and support of peoples across India and abroad also. The attendance in the stadium is constantly increasing in a massive may to cheer up their teams. Fans are eagerly waiting for the upcoming season having two additional franchises.