Indian Super League 2021-22 Starting Date, Schedule, Team List
The highly anticipated Indian Super League (ISL) is back for its eighth season! After a successful 2020-21 season, the ISL will return on September 20, 2021. The upcoming season will see 11 teams compete for the title, with each team playing a total of 22 games. The 2021-22 season will also witness the return of two-time champions ATK Mohun Bagan and newly crowned champions Mumbai City FC. With so much to look forward to, let’s take a look at the starting date, schedule, and team list for the Indian Super League 2021-22 season.
The 2021-22 Season Schedule
The 2021-22 season of the Indian Super League will commence on the weekend of 21st October 2021. The regular season will end on 14th March 2022, with the final taking place on 21st March 2022.
There will be 10 teams competing in the league this season, with each team playing 18 matches. Five matches will be played in a home and away format against each of the other nine teams.
The top four teams at the end of the regular season will qualify for the semifinals. The semifinal first legs will be played on 17th and 18th March 2022, with the second legs taking place on 24th and 25th March 2022.
The two finalists will then compete in the final on 21st March 2022.
The Teams Participating In The 2021-22 Season
The Indian Super League (ISL) is a professional football league in India. The league was founded in 2013, with the inaugural season taking place in 2014. It is currently contested by 10 teams, with each team playing 18 matches during the season. The 2021-22 season will see two new teams join the league, increasing the number of teams to 12.
The following 12 teams will be competing in the 2021-22 ISL season:
1. ATK Mohun Bagan
2. Bengaluru FC
3. Chennaiyin FC
4. Delhi Dynamos FC
5. East Bengal Club
7. Hyderabad FC
8. Jamshedpur FC
9. Kerala Blasters FC
10. Mumbai City FC
11. NorthEast United FC
12. Pune City FC
ISL 2021-22 TV Righst Worldwide
ISL 2021-22 TV Righst Worldwide
The Indian Super League is gearing up for its seventh season, with the 2021-22 campaign set to get underway in September.
While the league has been broadcast on a number of channels over the years, Star Sports has been the primary broadcaster in recent seasons. But with the expiration of that contract, there is set to be a shake-up in terms of ISL TV rights for the upcoming campaign.
Here’s a look at who will be broadcasting the ISL in various regions around the world for the 2021-22 season:
In India, Star Sports will continue to show live ISL matches on its channels and Hotstar platform.
In the United Kingdom, Sky Sports has acquired the rights to show all ISL games live on its channels.
In Australia, Fox Sports will broadcast all ISL matches live and exclusive on its platforms.
In Canada, ATN (Asian Television Network) will show all ISL games live across its channels.
And finally, for viewers in the United States, ESPN+ will have the rights to show all Indian Super League matches live during the 2021-22 season.
Hero Indian Super League 2021-22 Team
The Indian Super League (ISL) is an annual professional football league in India contested by ten teams, three of which are from previous I-League teams. The 2021-22 season will be the eighth season of the ISL.
The 2021-22 season is set to begin on 26 November 2021 and end on 12 March 2022. It will be followed by the playoff stage which will conclude on 26 March 2022.
The ten teams that are scheduled to compete in the 2021-22 Indian Super League season are:
ATK Mohun Bagan, Bengaluru FC, Chennaiyin FC, Delhi Dynamos FC, Goa, Jamshedpur FC, Kerala Blasters FC, Mumbai City FC, NorthEast United FC, and Odisha FC.
What Is The Indian Super League?
The Indian Super League (ISL) is an annual professional football league in India. The league was founded on 21 October 2013 with the support of All India Football Federation (AIFF), the sport’s governing body in India. The ISL is currently not a part of the AFC or FIFA but aims to become the top footballing league in India and eventually join both organisations. The inaugural season of the Indian Super League took place between 12 October 2014 and 20 December 2014.
The Indian Super League is contested by eight teams from all around India, with each team playing 14 matches during the regular season. At the end of the regular season, the top four teams qualify for the playoffs where they compete in two semi-finals and a final to determine the champion of the season.
The current champion of the Indian Super League is Bengaluru FC who won the title in 2018 after defeating Chennaiyin FC 3–2 in the final.
Where To watch Indian Super League 2021-22 playoffs live In India?
The ISL playoffs will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 3 in India. The games will also be available on the Hotstar app.
The Indian Super League is set to return for its 2021-22 season on November 21, 2021. The league will feature 11 teams from across India, including reigning champions Mumbai City FC. With a star-studded lineup of players and coaches, the upcoming season is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in recent memory. Be sure to catch all the action when the Indian Super League returns later this year!