The eighth edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) begins on 19 November 2021 and the first 11 rounds will go on for a couple of months until January 2022. The tournament that envisions Indian football to be at a much higher stage come the 2026 FIFA World Cup has come back on track and will be played at three venues. The three venues are Athletic Stadium in Bambolim, PJN Stadium in Fatorda and the Tilak Maidan Stadium.
The ISL Fixtures 2022 have been out only for the first 11 rounds so far. The last league game of the eleventh round will feature Kerala Blasters FC and Hyderabad FC battling it out in Tilak Maidan Stadium on 9 January 2022. The schedule for the next 11 rounds and the knockout games has not been announced yet but is expected to be out in December 2021.
All eleven teams - ATK Mohun Bagan, Bengaluru FC, Chennaiyin FC, FC Goa, Hyderabad FC, Jamshedpur FC, Kerala Blasters FC, Mumbai City FC, NorthEast United FC, Odisha FC and SC East Bengal - will be involved in a double round-robin stage i.e., all teams will play two games (one home and one away) against every other team in the league stage. The ISL Schedule thus has 110 games in the league stage. At the end of the league stage, the top four teams qualify for the playoffs.
Where is ISL being played?
The three venues for the first 11 rounds are Athletic Stadium in Bambolim, PJN Stadium in Fatorda and the Tilak Maidan Stadium.
The 8th season of the Indian Super League (ISL) will begin in the third week of November 2021. The Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL), the organisers of the league have declared November 19 2021 to March 2022 as the provisional window for the league to be played. The 2022 edition will be played behind closed doors in Goa due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic.
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The 8th season will be an 11-team event. The season will also witness the inaugural New Kolkata Derby in the Super League with the merger between ATK and Mohun Bagan into ATK Mohun Bagan FC. The League is currently in pre-season in Goa as teams have started training.