Looking for exciting things to do in the city? Then you should be heading to an Indian Super League match at a stadium near you & join the fans in cheering on brilliant football squads to scoring winning goals.
It’s pretty much the IPL of football. You’ll find everything you can imagine at an Indian Super League match - the drama of a thriller movie, and the passion of some real football. The Indian Super League is the country’s premier football league where ten football clubs representing different regions play to win the ISL title. It’s not just for sports fans either. An Indian Super League match is a great event to see the city come together to support its team! Fans of ISL football clubs are super loyal – just see the emotions soar at an ATK vs. NorthEast United FC match, or the roars across the stadium when Chennaiyin FC takes on Kerala Blasters FC.
Indian Super League 2019 has ten franchise teams from across India battling for the trophy. These include Chennaiyin FC, ATK, FC Goa, Bengaluru FC, Kerala Blasters FC, Jamshedpur FC, Odisha FC, Hyderabad FC, NorthEast United FC, and Mumbai City FC. Going to an ISL match is a great introduction to football as well. They’ve got international footballers playing alongside national football stars. In Chennaiyin FC for example, there’s Brazilian defender Eli Sabiá, Romanian defender Lucian Goian, and Indian star Anirudh Thapa to look forward to.
Starting from around October and going up until March, you can watch teams play both in your city and other cities in the league stage. This year, ISL teams will be heading to Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. Once the league stage is done, there’s a knockout stage where the top four teams go through the semi-finals and finals, and one shining team comes away with the title for ISL 2019!
Whether you’ve got ATK tickets or Chennaiyin FC tickets, going to an ISL match means witnessing unpredictable action. There have been moments when teams have had a smashing victory, like when ATK won over Hyderabad FC 5 to 0 this season. You’ll get to see proof of how teams can transform. Just last season, NorthEast United FC went from the bottom of the points table to making it all the way to the playoffs!
The Indian Super League has redefined the way we do sports entertainment, one city at a time. It’s definitely the next big league to watch out for.
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