Indian Super League 2020-21: Teams and Playoff Details
The wait for the seventh edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) is finally over as it is scheduled to start in less than a month. This time around, the excitement level is much higher due to the long delay and unfaithful events due to COVID-19. The officials have finally announced that the ISL 2020-21 schedule is out for the fans. All the matches will be played across three different stadiums, where proper safety guidelines and measures will be strictly followed. Season 7 of the Football League will run for a time period of four months, which will feature matches of different leagues and playoffs.
ISL seventh edition will run from November 20, 2020, to March 21, 2021. However, the final schedules for ISL 2020-21 league games, semifinals, and finals are not decided yet and will be finalized afterward. All the ISL seventh edition matches will be broadcasted live on Star Sports and Disney+ Hotstar app. The seventh season is claimed to be the biggest edition of the league as a total number of 11 teams will be competing with one another for the title.
Moreover, the matches are scheduled to be held without any spectators, and all the teams will be in a bio-secure bubble due to the risks and uncertainties which are associated with the COVID-19 outbreak throughout the world. The teams that will be playing in the seventh edition of the Indian Super League have already started their pre-session training in these tough circumstances in Goa and are looking forward to getting in shape with whatever time has left for the start of the tournament.
The interesting news is that there will be an exciting change in the game where two Kolkata giants – Mohun Bagan and East Bengal will be joining the tournament, which will ramp up and enlighten the interest and engagement of the game among the audience to a higher level. The new change will also improve the popularity and love for football in the state of West Bengal.
Indian Super League has officially announced that the seventh edition of the 2020-21 games will commence on November 20th, 2020. The fixtures of the competition have not been revealed to the audience yet. It is expected to be released super soon so that the much-awaited audience can enjoy the game without any further delay.
The whole ISL format remains the same, just like the previous times where the top four teams will play the playoffs at the end of the final round-robin stage. A total of 11 teams will be competing with one another, which includes Mumbai City FC, Delhi Dynamos, Bengaluru FC, Northeast United FC, Jamshedpur FC, Kerala Blasters, Chennaiyin FC, FC Goa, East Bengal, and lastly, ATK Mohun Bagan.
The seventh edition of the Indian Super League 2020-21 will feature 90 matches in total in the league stage before commencing the knockout matches where all of the matches are scheduled to start at 7:30 PM IST in three different stadiums, namely, The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, The Tilak Nagar Stadium in Vasco da Gama, and the GMC Athletic Stadium in Bambolin respectively.