ISL 2017-18 will be expanded to 10 teams and a total of 95 matches will be played this season with the first match scheduled on November 17 at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata, the same stadium which will host the grand finale of the prestigious FIFA Under-17 World Cup.
ATK, the defending champions, will take on last year’s beaten finalists Kerala Blasters in what is set to be a mouthwatering start to the new season. With the addition of two new teams in Bengaluru FC and Jamshedpur FC, the ISL season will run for four months and the league phase will culminate on March 4th at Kolkata when ATK play hosts to NorthEast United FC. All 10 teams will play each other in a home-and-away format in 90 games before the two-legged semi-finals which are scheduled to take place in the second week of March.
— Bengaluru FC (@bengalurufc) September 22, 2017
— Jamshedpur FC (@JamshedpurFC) September 22, 2017
— ATK (@atkworld_) September 22, 2017
— Chennaiyin FC (@ChennaiyinFC) September 22, 2017
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) September 22, 2017
The date and venue for the final of the 2017-18 season will be announced later. All league matches will be played from Wednesday to Saturday and will kick off at 8 PM (IST) with Sunday featuring double headers at 5:30 PM and 8 PM (IST). The 2015 ISL champs Chennaiyin FC host FC Goa on 20th November in what is their first game of the season. Bengaluru FC take on Mumbai City FC the same day at the Sree Kanteerava stadium in what is their first ever ISL game among other noteworthy fixtures.
The upcoming season which will be the longest one till date and should be a cracker too with the latest developments that has taken place. Let us know which specific game are you looking forward to the most?