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ISL 2019-20: DHL offers Indian football fans an once-in-a-lifetime fan experience

  • Get a chance to deliver the match ball for the ISL 2020 Final in Goa
Modified 09 Mar 2020, 12:39 IST

DHL Indian Super League ISL Match Ball Delivery

Anyone who has followed the Indian Super League would be aware of the association of DHL as its logistics partner. Every match, DHL makes a fan’s dream come true by providing them with the best seats in the house and also an opportunity to feature on the national television ahead of the match.

On a match day – DHL brings a unique twist to its famed delivery service. What one witness’s is a fan dressed as a DHL courier boy ‘delivering’ the match ball before the ‘Kick – Off’. For a fan, this is a once in lifetime-money-can’t-buy experience, as they get to witness their idols and football superstars from close quarters.

This time to add to the excitement, DHL for the first time brings this opportunity to the football fan to deliver the match ball at the ISL 2020 finals. A football fan, residing in Goa, can now get the best seats in the house, feel the energy of the power packed finals and deliver the match ball before the referee blows the whistle. They will also be part of a campaign that delivers the ISL trophy to the final and the jerseys to the semi-finalists.

How can you participate?

All you have to do is answer a simple contest on Sportskeeda’s Instagram page and get a chance to be part of the footballing extravaganza. Please note that since the finals will be played in Goa, the contest is only for the fans based in the city.

A dream come true, right? Here’s how you can fulfill your dream:

  1. Participate in Sportskeeda’s contest on Instagram following the terms & conditions
  2. Answer the contest correctly and you get a chance to become the lucky winner.

The contest is set to go live on 11th March, 4 PM. So, stay tuned!

The Grand Finale

With the semi-finals now done, all eyes will now be on the Fatorda Stadium in Goa on 14th March for the grand finale where Chennaiyin FC will take on ATK to decide the best team in the country.

Both the teams' journey to the final were eventful. Chennaiyin, who had barely qualified for the final with just 29 points from 18 matches, steamrolled past FC Goa 4-1 in the first leg. Goa, who had scored 10 more points than Chennaiyin in the league stage, put up a fight at home, but despite winning 4-2, bowed out of the tournament courtesy an aggregate score of 6-5 in favour of the team in blue.


While Goa weren’t able to mount a comeback, ATK successfully overturned the tie against Bengaluru FC although the side from Bengal had an easier route. Bengaluru won the first leg at home 1-0 and also opened the scoring in the second leg after just five minutes but it wasn’t enough to help them qualify for the final.

A brace from David Williams and a goal from Roy Krishna helped ATK win the second leg 3-1, sealing the tie 3-2 and booking a place in the final in the process.

And now, Chennaiyin take on ATK in the final of the ISL 2020. Given how dramatic both the semi-final second leg matches were, we could only expect more of the same in the final as both the teams have played two finals, each, and won both of them.

You can be a part of the grand spectacle and get the best seats in the house. All you have to do is answer a simple question and enjoy the moment of their lifetime in the ultimate match of the tournament by becoming the DHL delivery expert on the 14th of March in Goa!

Published 06 Mar 2020, 21:48 IST
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