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Week 7 GOA 3 DEL 2 FT
Goa vs Delhi Dynamos
Week 7 NOR 0 MUM 1 FT
NorthEast United vs Mumbai City
Week 7 ATK 1 PUN 0 FT
ATK vs Pune City
Week 7 KER 1 GOA 3 FT
Kerala Blasters vs Goa
Week 7 PUN - JAM - Starts 21 Nov, 07:30 PM
Pune City vs Jamshedpur
Week 8 GOA - BEN - Starts 22 Nov, 07:30 PM
Goa vs Bengaluru
Week 8 NOR - KER - Starts 23 Nov, 07:30 PM
NorthEast United vs Kerala Blasters
Week 8 MUM - ATK - Starts 24 Nov, 07:30 PM
Mumbai City vs ATK
Week 8 JAM - CHE - Starts 25 Nov, 07:30 PM
Jamshedpur vs Chennaiyin
Week 8 BEN - DEL - Starts 26 Nov, 07:30 PM
Bengaluru vs Delhi Dynamos

ISL 2018-19

Football returns to India after a long break since the 2017-18 I-League finished all the way back on 8th March, with the highly fancied Indian Super League rebooting itself for a new season. The fifth edition of the ISL commences from 29th September and is expected to be played until January of next year, making it the longest duration for the league to be played till date.


The ISL is expected to give the national viewers a break from the plethora of prestigious international football, and treat themselves with a better experience of the domestic football.


Schedule


The match fixtures for the 2018-19 season have been released on the official ISL website. However, fixtures have been announced for only till the 17th of December and update on the remaining matches will be provided on a later date.


The opening match will be played between two-time champions ATK and two-time finalists Kerala Blasters, which is set to be hosted at the Yuva Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium) in Kolkata on 29th September 2018. The curtain raiser will showcase an old rivalry between the two sides, who have previously met in the semi-final round of the tournament.


The tournament will also have three breaks this time - two FIFA windows (8-16 October 2018 and 12-20 November 2018) and one for the preparatory camp of the Indian National team for the crucial upcoming 2019 AFC Asian Cup which will be played in UAE.


Matches


The ISL will run alongside the 2018-19 season of the I-League, and both domestic and foreign players have had to make the choice between both the top tier football leagues of India. Also, there will be a major change in the way matches have been played in the ISL previously.


Instead of playing two matches on a single match day, the 2018-19 season will see a single match being played daily. All kickoffs will begin from 19:30 hours in the evening.


Teams


Like the previous edition of 2017-18, the new season will feature ten teams with changes in the management and of course, players. The teams are ATK (Kolkata), Bengaluru FC, Chennaiyin FC, Delhi Dynamos, Goa FC, Jamshedpur FC, Kerala Blasters, Mumbai City FC, NorthEast United and Pune City FC.


Chennaiyin FC will be playing as the defending champions having won the 2017-18 season with a victory over Bengaluru FC in the finals. Also, since last season the champions of the ISL will be granted a spot in the AFC Cup, Asia’s second tier club competition. However, the berth for the AFC Champions League will be be reserved for the I-League champions.


Players


Despite the usual rumors, the 2018-19 of ISL doesn’t feature big names compared to its previous editions. The spotlight will be on legendary Australian footballer Tim Cahill, who will be donning the jersey of the “men of steel” Jamshedpur FC. Other notable names include former Portuguese international Paulo Machado who will be playing for Mumbai City FC and Venezuelan striker Miku, playing his second season for Bengaluru FC.


The number of foreign players in squads has been reduced from eight to seven with the salary cap also being reduced. However, if any marquee players are signed, their salaries will not be accounted under the salary cap.


Click here to read Indian Super League News in Hindi

Videos
ISL 2018-19: ATK eye FC Pune City's Emiliano Alfaro as replacement for injured Kalu Uche
ISL 2018-19: ATK eye FC Pune City's Emiliano Alfaro as replacement for injured Kalu Uche
ISL 2018-19: Power rankings from the Indian Super League - November
ISL 2018-19: Power rankings from the Indian Super League - November
ISL 2018-19: Best of Children's Day - See pictures of the big stars when they were kids
ISL 2018-19: Best of Children's Day - See pictures of the big stars when they were kids
Here's how Sunil Chhetri is challenging the legacy of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
Here's how Sunil Chhetri is challenging the legacy of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
The Bad and the Worst of the ISL - Episode 4
The Bad and the Worst of the ISL - Episode 4
Exclusive: "Everyone from Goa has played football at some stage in their life" - In conversation with FC Pune City star Keenan Almeida
Exclusive: "Everyone from Goa has played football at some stage in their life" - In conversation with FC Pune City star Keenan Almeida
ISL 2018-19: Best XI from the Indian Super League - November
ISL 2018-19: Best XI from the Indian Super League - November
ISL 2018-19: Cops assault Family, Goa Congress asks Fans to Boycott Next Home Match
ISL 2018-19: Cops assault Family, Goa Congress asks Fans to Boycott Next Home Match
ISL 2018-19: 5 Areas where Kerala Blasters need to improve
ISL 2018-19: 5 Areas where Kerala Blasters need to improve
ISL 2018-19: Kerala Blasters 1-3 FC Goa - 5 Talking Points
ISL 2018-19: Kerala Blasters 1-3 FC Goa - 5 Talking Points
ISL 2018/19: Gerson Vieira dedicates winner against FC Pune City to his family and ATK fans 
ISL 2018/19: Gerson Vieira dedicates winner against FC Pune City to his family and ATK fans 
ISL 2018/19: "I think the players realised the importance of three points," says ATK coach Steve Coppell after the win over FC Pune City
ISL 2018/19: "I think the players realised the importance of three points," says ATK coach Steve Coppell after the win over FC Pune City
Opinion: Why Fans Shouldn't Abuse Kerala Blasters Forward C.K. Vineeth On Social Media
Opinion: Why Fans Shouldn't Abuse Kerala Blasters Forward C.K. Vineeth On Social Media
ISL 2018-19: Kerala Blasters vs FC Goa | Match Preview, Predictions, Venue & Where to watch details
ISL 2018-19: Kerala Blasters vs FC Goa | Match Preview, Predictions, Venue & Where to watch details
ISL 2018-19: NorthEast United FC 0-1 Mumbai City FC - 5 Talking Points
ISL 2018-19: NorthEast United FC 0-1 Mumbai City FC - 5 Talking Points
ISL 2018-19: "Jose Mourinho was a big influence in my life," says Mumbai City FC gaffer Jorge Costa
ISL 2018-19: "Jose Mourinho was a big influence in my life," says Mumbai City FC gaffer Jorge Costa
ISL 2018/19: "There are a lot of issues we need to rectify," says FC Pune City coach Pradyum Reddy ahead of ATK clash
ISL 2018/19: "There are a lot of issues we need to rectify," says FC Pune City coach Pradyum Reddy ahead of ATK clash
ISL 2018/19: "He leaves a hole in our squad," says ATK coach Steve Coppell on Kalu Uche's injury
ISL 2018/19: "He leaves a hole in our squad," says ATK coach Steve Coppell on Kalu Uche's injury
ISL 2018-19: ATK vs FC Pune City | Match Preview, Predictions, Venue & Where to watch details
ISL 2018-19: ATK vs FC Pune City | Match Preview, Predictions, Venue & Where to watch details
ISL 2018-19: FC Goa 3-2 Delhi Dynamos FC – 5 Talking Points
ISL 2018-19: FC Goa 3-2 Delhi Dynamos FC – 5 Talking Points
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