Knowing About ISL 2018 schedule- An extravaganza of Football
In this article, we discuss ISL 2018 schedule and its new fixtures.Few people out there are not very particular about the sports, but some of the people out there are quite specific about sports. They only love to watch those, which are able to capture the hearts of the nation. Having said that, the acceptance and popularity of one of the most popular games on the planet, which is football or soccer, has received an upward trend. People are just glued to their television sets while watching Manchester United or Real Madrid taking on each other in the Champions League.
Apart from those, India has a host of domestic football competitions like I-league and Santosh trophy. Though, due to some reasons, these competitions were not able to reach the places. But presently, along with the advent of ISL or Indian Super League in the fray, things are actually going for a toss. ISL is predestined to go places, and this gets now compared to the other prestigious leagues like the ENGLISH PREMIERE LEAGUE or the SPANISH PRIMERA.
A brief about ISL
As per the report of isl 2018-19 schedule, the ISL 2018-19 starting date has get announced. ISL Season 5 is scheduled to start from September 29 at the Salt Lake Stadium. The first match will be played between two-time champions ATK (Athletico De Kolkata) and Kerala Blasters. Indian Super League is the initiative, taken by the Football Sports Development, in order to change the entire phase and face of football in India and bring a revolution in that field.
This Football Sports Development is initially headed by Mrs. Nita Ambani, and this specific league is expected to grow from strengths to strengths. There are ten participating teams from 10 different regions of India mostly owned by the poster boys of India. In fact, some of them are from the film industry, and some of are the former sportsperson.
ISL Fixtures 2018-2019
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The ISL Teams and their Owners
Up from GMS shipping’s Delhi Dynamos is all set to roll when from the neighboring North East John Abraham’s NorthEast United. Then, right near the North East is the Eastern Zone form where the Atletico de Kolkata of Sourav Ganguly comes. From north to ways down in the south in Kerala comes to the team of Bharat Ratna winner Sachin Tendulkar, named Kerala Blaster FC. The neighboring Team Chennaiyin, which has changed their names from Chennai Titans, is owned by the Abhishek Bachchan and MS Dhoni as well.
Though, the most number of teams comes from the western region of India. A total of three teams come from this area containing the likes of Kapil Wadhawan’s FC Pune City, Jaydev Mody and Virat Kohli’s FC Goa and Bollywood’s latest heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor owning Team Mumbai. Apart from these eight strong and dominant teams, two more teams are going to play 2018–19 Indian super league season and these are Bengaluru FC owned by JSW group and Jamshedpur FC owned by Tata group. So, as the teams are extremely strong to compete with each other, let’s see the captains and players of every team and how much is their preparation going.
Know more about the opening date of ISL season 5
A glimpse of the team’s captains and players
As the isl 2019 starting date has to get announced, lots of football fans have started researching about their favorite teams. Who is going to be the captain this year? Where are the matches going to be held on? How strong are the new teams? Etc etc. So, here is a glimpse of your favorite teams and their captains.
- Robbie Keane (ATK)
The former Republic of Ireland as well as LA Galaxy captain and an absolute legend of the game, Robbiie Keane is all set to grace this league with reigning champions, ATK managed by the former Manchester United and England striker Teddy Sheringham. Apart from him, defenders like Anwar Ali, Ashutosh Mehta, midfielders Carl Baker and goalkeeper Debjit Majumder are all set to bounce back like a king.
- Sunil Chhetri (Bengaluru FC)
The Indian team captain has been seen leading the Blues right during their previous I-league campaigns and is most likely to take up an armband again for the Bengaluru outfit. Goalkeeper Abhra Mondal has the ability to win the season. Defender Colin Abranches and Antonio Rodriguez Dovale are the key players of this season.
- Lucian Goian (Mumbai City FC)
He is one of the most experienced and powerful players in this team, and as a captain, he utilizes his entire experience to be on the top of the list. Goalkeeper Amrinder Singh is a player to watch in this season. And apart from that, the strengths of this team are defender Aiborlang Khongjee. Also with midfielder Abhinash Ruidas, and Achille Emana Edzimbi and forward Balwant Singh, Pranjal Bhumij.
- Sandesh Jhingan (Kerala Blasters)
The new season of the Indian Super League brings the new edge and excitement among football lovers throughout the country especially down south, in Kerala where Sachin Tendulkar-owned this local club Kerala Blasters is a massive favorite. And when it comes to favorite, the most likely player to pull up an armband is defensive chief Sandesh Jhingan. The captain of this team has proved his worth timing against other teams. Goalkeeper Paul Rachubka, defender Lalruatthara, midfielder Ajith Sivana, and Arata Izumi, and center forward Dimitar Berbatov has stolen the limelight.
- Inigo Calderon (Chennayin FC)
The 35-year-old Spanish defender, who is the youth idol of the Alaves academy and has played almost 200 games for the present Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion during their times in the Football League and the Championship, is an absolute first choice captain for the former Champions Chennayin FC. Calderon has started his career with Alicante in the Spanish third tier, returned to Alaves and spent two years at the club, making 52 appearances. Along with his, the player to watch out for in this season is none other than goalkeeper Karanjit Singh. And as a midfielder, Anirudh Thapa will be the name. And the best players for forwarding will be definitely Baoringdao Bodo and Gregory Nelson.
- Pritam Kotal (Delhi Dynamos)
The Dynamos had the mediocre preseason as they managed to win only one game out of five during the tour of Spain and Qatar, failing to win the single game in Spain. The side from a capital looks to be all set to be led by national team defender Pritam Kotal. But the team management is hoping that utilizing his previous experience of playing in ATK and Pune, and he will be able to bounce back as a captain. Albino Gomes (goalkeeper), defender Eduardo Moya Cantillo is the player to watch out for this season.
- Marcos Tebar ( FC Pune City)
Marcos Tebar is one of the experienced and popular players of Real Madrid. He has played an ample amount of games and collected a great experience. So, this year, he is going to be one of the worth watching a player of this team as he is also the captain of the team too. He is a defensive midfielder; Tebar has made just one appearance for Los Blancos before making a loan move to Girona permanent. One of the best defenders Damir Grgic is also in this team.
- Mehtab Hossain (Jamshedpur FC)
The former East Bengal midfielder as well as captain Mehtab Hossain. He has previously played in the ISL for the Kerala Blasters for three years, but he has also switched to new entrants Jamshedpur FC during this season’s draft. In this season, he will play to make his team win with all of his experience. Md Rafique as a goalkeeper has gained massive popularity. They got one of the best defenders of recent times Anas Edathodika. And as a midfielder, Bikash Jairu and Emerson Gomes de Moura will also keep the impact on.
- Robert Lalthlamuana ( North East United FC)
The Mizoram-born left-back will be playing for the very first time for the Highlanders this season after preceding stints with the team of Delhi Dynamos, and another championship is winning a campaign with ATK last season. Robert, who before played in the Indian Super League on loan from his parent I-League club Kingfisher East Bengal, has now actually made the permanent move to the side from North East. Apart from him, one of the best defenders is Abdul Hakku Nediyodath who can play like a match winner. Danilo Lopes Cezario is their best center forward.
- Bruno Pinheiro ( FC Goa)
The Portuguese defensive midfielder makes his return to these Gaurs this season after he just made 14 appearances for them during the first season of the league. He is one of the experienced players and along with some of the best midfielders are Ahmed Jahouh, Anthony D’Souza, Bruno Pinheiro. The goalkeeper Bruno Rayan Colaco is also one of the best players of this season.
As the isl 2018-19 start dates have to get announced already . Now the entire squad is also ready to start the action. Eventually, some of the teams are also gearing up with their coach to bring the best out of them. To be prepared to cheer your favorite team.