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Hero Indian Super League to kick off at Kolkata's Saltlake Stadium

Indian Super League (ISL)

Indian Super League (ISL)

Atlético de Kolkata will take on Mumbai City FC in the opening game of the Hero Indian Super League’s (ISL) first season at the historic Saltlake Stadium, Kolkata on October 12, 2014.

IMG-Reliance and Star India – the promoters of the league, announced the fixtures for the much-anticipated inaugural edition, featuring eight clubs, 61 games spread across 70 days. The league stage will witness 56 games on home and away format, followed by a two-legged semi-finals and the final scheduled for December 20, 2014.

All games will be played at 19.00 IST, including the semi-finals and finals. On days of double headers, ie December 9 and 10, the first game will start at 17.00 IST followed by the 19.00 IST game.

Delhi Dynamos FC will host the league’s second game when they play FC Pune City on October 13. The action will move to Guwahati on October 15 for the home match of NorthEast United FC against Kerala Blasters FC and then to Goa next day for FC Goa’s game against Team Chennai.

The maximum city Mumbai will see the first Hero ISL action on October 17 when Mumbai City FC will take on FC Pune City at DY Patil Stadium, New Mumbai. Team Chennai, FC Pune City and Kerala Blasters FC will host their first home matches on October 19, October 22 and October 27, respectively.

The semi-finals will start from December 13 with top four clubs qualifying for the knock-out stage to be played in a two-legged format with the winners moving onto the final.

The Hero Indian Super League final would be played at a neutral venue on December 20.

Hero Indian Super League 2014 Fixtures