ISL : Football season begins from today, matches will be held behind closed doors in Goa
The 7th season of the Indian Super League (ISL) is starting today (Friday). The teams of ATK Mohun Bagan and Kerala Blasters will go face to face in the inaugural match at Bambolim in Goa without an audience. A total of 11 teams will compete in the tournament.
Kibu Vikuna, who coached Mohun Bagan last season, gave him the I League title and now he is the coach of the Kerala Blasters team. ATK Mohun Bagan head coach Antonio Lopez Habas warned him that the Indian Super League (ISL) is a completely different tournament.
Vikuna's first challenge will be from his former team, which will be in a completely new avatar as Mohun Bagan and three-time ISL champion ATK have merged.
Habas, the most successful ISL coach, said before the opening match, 'Kibu Vikuna did a good job at Mohun Bagan, but this year it's a different tournament and a different season.'
He said, 'I fully respect him, but on Friday we will try to score three, because we are working for it every day.'
How many teams in the field?
ATK Mohun Bagan FC
Kerala Blasters FC
Mumbai City FC
North East United FC
SC East Bengal
When will ISL matches be played?
ISL matches will start at 7:30 pm.
Match Venue -
All matches will be played behind closed doors in Goa.
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda
GMC Athletic Stadium, Bambolim
Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco
Which TV channels will broadcast ISL matches?
All ISL matches are broadcast live on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 Bangla, Jalsha Movies will be available on Jalsha Movies HD and Asianet Plus.