Football Sports Development Limited has announced the schedule of the upcoming eighth season of the Hero Indian Super League. The previous season runners-up ATK Mohun Bagan will play Kerala Blasters at PNJ Stadium, Fatorda on 19 November in the season’s opener.
The first phase of 55 matches of the league stages will be played across three venues in Goa, namely, PNJ Stadium, Fatorda, Athletic Stadium, Bambolim, and Tilak Maidan Stadium. The remainder of the schedule will be announced later in December as a total of 115 matches will be played.
The matches will begin late at 9:30 pm for its Saturday doubleheaders. The regular weekday schedule remains unchanged with matches kicking off at 7:30 pm.
Defending champions Mumbai City FC will begin their ISL 2021-22 campaign against FC Goa at PNJ Stadium, Fatorda on 22nd November. The Indian premier Football derby between ATK Mohun Bagan and SC East Bengal will be played on 27th November at Tilak Maidan Stadium.
All matches will be telecast on Disney+ Hotstar and the Star Sports TV network.
“Bringing back four months of power-packed live Indian football action to the millennials, the season once again returns to Goa’s three iconic stadiums this winter, featuring 115 games starting 19th November. The first installment of the schedule announced on Monday runs until January 9, 2022,” ISL said in a statement on its website.
“Having missed a record title run by a whisker, last season’s finalists ATK Mohun Bagan will square off against Kerala Blasters FC on the opening game night to commence another intense campaign. SC East Bengal get to start their run into the competition on November 21 against Jamshedpur FC,” said the statement.