Following the success of domestic franchise-based leagues such as the IPL, Hockey India League (HIL) and Indian Badminton League (IBL) in past years, it rained sports leagues in 2014.
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Teams owned by former cricket captains Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly will clash in the final of the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) after Atletico Kolkata pipped FC Goa on penalties in the second semi-final on Wednesday.
Kerala Blasters FC survived a tremendous onslaught from hosts Chennaiyin FC to win 4-3 on aggregate in the first semi-final play-off to enter the final of the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) football competition at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday.
Atletico de Kolkata spurned a golden opportunity as they were held to a goalless draw at home by FC Goa in the first leg of their Hero Indian Super League semifinal at the Yuva Bharat Krirangan here on Sunday. ATK were down with injuries to three key players in Arnab Mondal, Biswajit Saha and Fikru Teferra, but the home team had the best chance on the day. Goa too played with a fragile defence.
Comparing Japan's rise in Asian football after the advent of J-League to that of Indian soccer post Indian Super League, Brazilian great and FC Goa head coach Zico on Wednesday said that the 159-ranked nation should make the most of the ongoing tournament.
Nicolas Anelka's opportunistic strike gave Mumbai City FC their second consecutive victory in the Indian Super League (ISL) football, beating Delhi Dynamos 1-0 here Wednesday.
The jury is still out on whether the Indian Super League (ISL) can wake the world's second most populous nation from its football slumber but the first week of the eight-team competition has at least made people sit up and take notice.
Ten-man Atletico de Kolkata continued their impressive performance at the Indian Super League (ISL), winning their second consecutive match, beating hosts NorthEast United FC 2-0 at the Indira Gandhi Stadium on Thursday.
Former Manchester City midfielder Elano scored as Chennaiyin claimed a 2-1 win in its first Indian Super League game at Goa.
The third match of the inaugural Indian Super League played between Delhi Dynamos and FC Pune City here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday ended in a goalless draw, with the hosts left to rue a number of missed opportunities to score and in the end splitting points with the visitors, thanks to Pune's Italian goalkeeper Emanuele Belardi who was in top form to deny the home side on several occasions.
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