Football Sports Development Ltd, on Friday, announced the full fixtures and schedule of the 4th season of Hero Indian Super League. As per the declared schedule, the domestic soccer league is slated to commence on 17th November this year. Former champions Atletico de Kolkata will take on Kerala Blasters in the first game of this much awaited football tournament.
Process of signing new players was under progress till 12th September 2017. After the end of last date of signing overseas players, the joint venture between Reliance India, IMG and Star India prepared the list of matches to be played for the upcoming season of Hero ISL and uploaded the PDF document of it on their website.
A total of 95 matches will be played in this edition of Hero Indian Super League. With the inclusion of two new teams – Jamshedpur FC and Bengaluru City FC, the organizers had to increase number of fixtures. However, the confirmed dates and venues of semi-finals and final match are yet to be mentioned in the schedule.
Organizers had earlier said in a media conference that this year’s tournament would last for more than three months. As per the declared fixtures, the last game of this soccer series is going to be played on 4th April 2018. After that match, analysis of the participant teams will be done on the basis of their performances and top four teams in the points table will qualify for semi-finals.