ISL 2018 Starting Date-29th September 2018

The announcement of ISL 2018 starting date

Indian Super League 2018-19 or ISL season is going to start from 29th September at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. The Two-time champions ATK (Athletico De Kolkata) will be playing against Kerala Blaster in the opening match. It will start at 4 pm.

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What’s the story?

This fifth season of Indian Super League is probably to start in the last week of September. According to few reports, the management announces the date already. It will be on 29th September while the I-league is scheduled to start around 15th October, later this year. Chennaiyin FC is the defending champions who won their previous season title by defeating one of the strongest teams Bengaluru FC 3-2 in the final. Chennaiyin FC is also ready to keep and hold their title. But Bengaluru FC is also set to bounce back this year. As they lost their previous year so they will be on their best-attacking mode to get the trophy.

The isl 2018-2019 start date reveals now, all of the teams and players out there started their practice correctly. As the first match is going to be between ATK and Kerala Blasters, so they are also ready to give their best shot. The previous season of ISL postponed to late November due to the India hosting the FIFA U-17 World Cup, but this season the likely start date will be 29th September, which is a Saturday. The season is only a few days away, and all the ten clubs are extremely busy with their pre-season preparations.

The heart of the matter

The fifth season of Indian Super League will be most likely to have three breaks as India is genuinely slated to play against China a friendly match. And this is going to be in October while they merely have the calendar booked for another match in November. Barely few days left for this fifth season of Indian Super League to start, and the clubs are already kick-started the preseason matches by their heart out. Bengaluru FC is in Spain while one of the strongest teams of this year, Kerela Blasters took part in the La Liga World tournament against Melbourne City and Girona FC in the last week of July. There were several reports regarding the entry of new teams like Quess East Bengal, but there have been no positive developments concerning that.

The top picks of this season

Since the arrival of Indian Super League, the football fans have witnessed ample amount of new and talented players playing in this league. And as this specific tournament gives so many opportunities to the new and young players to showcase their talent and that is why it considers as one of the prestigious competition. While some of the players flourished and then moved from strength-to-strength, some might have failed to realize their full potential. But this season, all the teams have some potential players who can win the matches.

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Sandesh Jhingan was the break-out star in 2014 and has since established himself as the untouchable at the backline for Indian senior team. On the contrary note, there have been players such as Jayesh Rane who has failed to make it to the senior squad even after featuring for the U23 side for two consecutive years (2015, 2016).

Under the tutelage of Khalid Jamil, Rane continued a meteoric rise during his loan stint along with Aizawl FC. He was one of the livewires for the North-Eastern team as they went on to script history by just clinching the I-League title in 2016-17. He racked up almost1614 minutes in 18 matches while scoring twice as well as assisting on two other occasions. Touted as the rising star of Indian football, he was also picked in the fourth round by ATK in the ISL draft system last year. 26-year old Delhi Dynamos winger Romeo Fernandes is also one of the famous names who has been nothing more than a flash in the pan after a brilliant season with FC Goa back in 2014.

A glimpse of exciting matches to look out for

Bengaluru vs. Chennaiyin: On the second day of this season, this is the terminal repeat of the 2017-18 final! Bengaluru FC would have an opportunity to dish out the revenge when the champions come to calling at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium. Interestingly, in the three games played between the two teams, this is always the away side that has prevailed.

Delhi Dynamos vs. Pune City: Miguel Angel Portugal takes the inevitable trip to his old stomping ground with his new side. Along with Marcos Tebar going the other way and old boy Marcelinho paying the visit, the JL Nehru Stadium in the capital will have a feeling of familiarity yet surprises.

Chennaiyin vs. FC Goa: When these two meet against each other, there is no dull moment. The controversial 2015 final, the nine-goal thriller in the year of 2016 and the 3-0 rout by Chennaiyin last season and the Marina Arena can get assured of several high-octane footballs given the average of 3.6 goals per game in this tie. Where the co-owners former Indian captain MS Dhoni and current Indian captain Virat Kohli will cheer up for their own teams against each other, where the teams will fight for to hold their position.

Chennaiyin vs. NorthEast Utd

Chennaiyin is already one of the more formidable sides in the history of the ISL but, NorthEast United somehow considers being their bogey opponents. In their last eight games, the two-time winners have won as well as drawn twice each whereas the perennial strugglers have had their number four times.

So, now you will not have to ask when will ISL start as the date is now declared. Get ready to celebrate the biggest tournament of India.

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ISL 2018-19 Start date – Opening Date of Indian Super League

ISL season 5 is about to start this year. Many fans are expecting to see their teams on the ground. For some fans and teams, they are expecting their team to win for the first time in the Hero ISL 2018-2019 matches. This year ISL has new players and new coaches for many teams. There are many transfers regarding various teams.isl 2018-19 start date.

ISL Starts on 29 September 2018.

Yes the start date of Hero ISL is already fixed on 29 the September 2018. This time there will not be extra holidays in between matches. Various teams already hired their foreign as well as domestic players for this year ISL.The opening ceremony of ISL will be on the same day itself. The matches start at 7:30 in the evening but prior to that will be the opening ceremony and will be hosted by some popular celebrities.

First Match Between ATK and Kerala Blasters

The first match will be between the former champion of ISL Atk and Kerala Blasters.It will be held at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata stadium. When both teams have been faced ATK won most of the time. This will be away match for Kerala Blasters team. The Kerala Blasters team

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On the first phase, ISL has released details about 59 matches which will be held on months of October, November, and December. The details of other dates will be released later as per the official report. Next match of Kerala Blasters will be on October 5 after this match against Mumbai City FC. Also, the next match of Atk after this match will be on October 4 against northeast United FC. The first match will be the home match for ATK and they will be looking for winning the first match of IPL.

Venue of First ISL Match of Season 5

The venue of first ISL match will be at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata. This stadium is also known as salt lake stadium of Kolkota. This stadium is one of those stadia which is located at high altitudes which has a capacity of 85000 members.It is the largest stadium in India by seating capacity and records highest attendance in Football matches.

The Pros and Cons about the merger of the I League and ISL

The good and bad about the merger of the I League and ISL

The elusive merger between the I League and the ISL would see the start of the day from the 2018-2019 seasons. On the other hand, as per inputs from the president of the All India Football Federation, a unified league is not too far away. However, the process of this merger is still underway, and no one can adequately comment on this process. On the other hand, as per the views of the authorities from the Indian Soccer, it would take place by the next year. Also, it can be said that the Indian authorities are working towards a process for the Indian football to achieve success. However, to do so, they need permission from the FIFA and the AFC. These two football bodies have given the nod to go ahead with the establishment of this merger.

The reason behind this merger

Various national level teams exist in India which can represent India at the international level. However, these organizations do not have the permission to play in the ISL. This has aggravated many fans of these clubs. In this context, it is also interesting to note that many soccer teams do not have the required financial strength to compete in all the major tournaments. The merger of the ISL and the I-League went down well with the team managers of East Bengal and Mohun Bagan. On the other hand, the merger would be received well with all the existing teams in the Indian football scenario. I league

The good and bad about this merger

It is interesting to note that the I-League sides have a lot to win if there is merger within the two clubs. On the other hand, the teams would also learn a lot if there is a merger as there would be the exchange of talent. In other words, it is excellent for the Indian football fan. On the other side, the Indian players would have the exciting prospect to play beside the likes of notable foreign players. The I-league teams have a lot of contribution to the cause of the Indian football. This is the reason that this merger would be beneficial to the cause of the Indian Football. The exchange of talent is equally vital for the growth of soccer in India, and this is the reason that a merger is necessary.

On the contrary, as every coin has two sides, there are disadvantages about this merger too. For instance, the teams that have a low budget cannot gain advantage from the process of incorporation of the two tournaments. The AFC or the Asian Football Confederation would hold more meetings with the potential stakeholders in the future along with their Indian counterparts. This meeting would finalize the settlement between the players. If a team is low in financial resources, then they cannot participate in a helpful manner. The proposed merger would be beneficial for all the teams. The teams would have to follow the AFC regulations in order to play in a merger tournament.

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