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ISL 2019-20: 5 things to look out for in the first week

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18 Oct 2019, 23:31 IST

#4 Two new teams set sail into ISL waters

Odisha FC have a relatively inexperienced side.
Odisha FC have a relatively inexperienced side.

Bengaluru FC and Jamshedpur FC were the two new entrants in the fourth season of ISL. Two years later, it will be Hyderabad FC and Odisha FC's turn to take on that mantle. However, the squad remains mostly the same as that of FC Pune City and Delhi Dynamos, respectively both of whom have disbanded their senior-team operations.

Hyderabad FC will be the last club to begin their ISL campaign when they travel to Kolkata to face a strong-looking ATK side on Friday, October 25th. Phil Brown's FC Pune City held ATK in a 2-2 draw last time out but with Antonio Lopez Habas at the helm of the Kolkata side, things may turn out in a different manner.

Also read: ISL 2019-20: Can Hyderabad FC benefit from Phil Brown's Pune City resurgence?

Odisha FC will begin their campaign away from home against Jamshedpur FC on Tuesday. The Red Miners, too, have a new coach in their ranks in the form of Antonio Iriondo, who has managed 12 different clubs in Spain and brings a wealthy experience of 25 years. Odisha's side is mainly made up of the players at Delhi Dynamos and Josep Gombau will be eager to improve from their last outing.

Also read: ISL 2019-20: How will Odisha FC cope with the loss of Lallianzuala Chhangte?


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