Indian Super League 2016 Schedule

Indian Super League Schedule 2016

isl schedule 2014After receiving an electrifying response to the second season of the Indian Super League, the football tournament is now back again for its third year, and it is set to be even bigger and better. You can find the ISL schedule below.

The league proved to be a roaring success in its inaugural edition. Any fears that the craze around the tournament would fizzle out in the second edition proved to be baseless as fans turned out in huge numbers to cheer on their favorite sides.

The third edition of the Indian Super League will be played between October 1 and December 18 this year. The tournament retains its format with all eight sides playing home and away during the league stage before the top four sides clash in two-legged semi-finals. The final will be played on December 18. All matches will be played from 19:00 hrs IST (13:30 hrs GMT).

NorthEast United FC will take on Kerala Blasters FC in the tournament opener. Defending champions Chennaiyin FC will be up against Atletico de Kolkata in an away fixture on day 2. The champions of the inaugural edition of the tournament will be played at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium in Kolkata this year. The stadium has a capacity of just over 26,000 spectators.

FC Pune City will host Mumbai City FC in the Maharashtra derby as the two sides kick off their respective campaigns on October 3. FC Goa will be away to NorthEast United FC on October 4. Delhi Dynamos will be in action on October 6 as they take on the defending champions in Chennai.

The ISL has proved to be a game-changer when it comes to raising the quality of Indian football as a whole. The grassroots initiatives by the different franchises have also helped talented youngsters have access to better training facilities and coaches.

The tournament has attracted some big names in the past and the trend is set to continue this season as well with a number of former A-list stars confirming their participation in the tournament. Helder Postiga, Iain Hume, Bernard Mendy, Florent Malouda, Richard Gadze, Jofre, Josu, and Nicolas Velez have all been retained.

The eight teams, who featured last season, will compete over a period of two and half months, on a home and away basis again in a format that mirrors the previous one.

These league matches will be then succeeded by two double legged semifinals in which the top four teams will battle it out to reach the final two. With 61 games to be played in total, the league matches will be played from October 1 to December 4 and the two semifinals over the two legs will take place between December 10-14.

The final will be played on Sunday, December 28 and all the matches will kick off at 7 pm India time (1330 hours GMT).

ISL 2016 promises to be an exhilarating tournament and we eagerly look forward to watching the teams in action and you can find the fixtures for the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League below. The schedule for ISL 2016 is out and can be found below.

ISL 2016 Schedule Fixtures

Date Matches Time Venue
October 1 (Saturday) NorthEast United vs Kerala Blasters 7:00 PM Guwahati
October 2 Atletico de Kolkata vs Chennaiyin FC 7:00 PM Kolkata
October 3 FC Pune City vs Mumbai City FC 7:00 PM Pune
October 4 NorthEast United vs FC Goa 7:00 PM Guwahati
October 5 Kerala Blasters vs Atletico de Kolkata 7:00 PM Kochi
October 6 Chennaiyin FC vs Delhi Dynamos 7:00 PM Chennai
October 7 Mumbai City FC vs NorthEast United 7:00 PM Mumbai
October 8 FC Goa vs FC Pune City 7:00 PM Goa
October 9 Kerala Blasters vs Delhi Dynamos 7:00 PM Kochi
October 11 Mumbai City FC vs Atletico de Kolkata 7:00 PM Mumbai
October 12 FC Pune City vs NorthEast United 7:00 PM Pune
October 13 Chennaiyin FC vs FC Goa 7:00 PM Chennai
October 14 Kerala Blasters vs Mumbai City FC 7:00 PM Kochi
October 15 Delhi Dynamos vs NorthEast United 7:00 PM Delhi
October 16 Atletico de Kolkata vs FC Goa 7:00 PM Kolkata
October 17 FC Pune City vs Kerala Blasters 7:00 PM Pune
October 18 Delhi Dynamos vs Mumbai City FC 7:00 PM Delhi
October 20 NorthEast United vs Chennaiyin FC 7:00 PM Guwahati
October 21 Mumbai City FC vs FC Goa 7:00 PM Mumbai
October 22 Atletico de Kolkata vs Delhi Dynamos 7:00 PM Kolkata
October 23 FC Pune City vs Chennaiyin FC 7:00 PM Pune
October 24 FC Goa vs Kerala Blasters 7:00 PM Goa
October 25 Atletico de Kolkata vs Mumbai City FC 7:00 PM Kolkata
October 27 Delhi Dynamos vs FC Pune City 7:00 PM Delhi
October 28 NorthEast United vs Atletico de Kolkata 7:00 PM Guwahati
October 29 Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters 7:00 PM Chennai
October 30 FC Goa vs Delhi Dynamos 7:00 PM Goa
November 2 Chennaiyin FC vs Mumbai City FC 7:00 PM Chennai
November 3 FC Pune City vs FC Goa 7:00 PM Pune
November 4 Delhi Dynamos vs Kerala Blasters 7:00 PM Delhi
November 5 NorthEast United vs Mumbai City FC 7:00 PM Guwahati
November 6 FC Pune City vs Atletico de Kolkata 7:00 PM Pune
November 8 Kerala Blasters vs FC Goa 7:00 PM Kochi
November 9 Delhi Dynamos vs Chennaiyin FC 7:00 PM Delhi
November 10 Mumbai City FC vs FC Pune City 7:00 PM Mumbai
November 11 FC Goa vs NorthEast United 7:00 PM Goa
November 12 Kerala Blasters vs Chennaiyin FC 7:00 PM Kochi
November 13 Delhi Dynamos vs Atletico de Kolkata 7:00 PM Delhi
November 15 Chennaiyin FC vs FC Pune City 7:00 PM Chennai
November 16 FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC 7:00 PM Goa
November 17 Atletico de Kolkata vs NorthEast United 7:00 PM Kolkata
November 18 FC Pune City vs Delhi Dynamos 7:00 PM Pune
November 19 Mumbai City FC vs Kerala Blasters 7:00 PM Mumbai
November 20 Chennaiyin FC vs Atletico de Kolkata 7:00 PM Chennai
November 22 NorthEast United vs FC Pune City  7:00 PM Guwahati
November 23 Mumbai City FC vs Chennaiyin FC 7:00 PM Mumbai
November 24 FC Goa vs Atletico de Kolkata 7:00 PM Goa
November 25 Kerala Blasters vs FC Pune City 7:00 PM Kochi
November 26 Chennaiyin FC vs NorthEast United 7:00 PM Chennai
November 27 Delhi Dynamos vs FC Goa  7:00 PM Delhi
November 29 Atletico de Kolkata vs Kerala Blasters 7:00 PM Kolkata
November 30 NorthEast United vs Delhi Dynamos 7:00 PM Guwahati
December 1 FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC 7:00 PM Goa
December 2 Atletico de Kolkata vs FC Pune City  7:00 PM Kolkata
December 3 Mumbai City FC vs Delhi Dynamos  7:00 PM Mumbai
December 4 Kerala Blasters vs NorthEast United 7:00 PM Kochi
ISL Semi Final Leg 1
December 10 (Saturday) Atletico de Kolkata vs Mumbai City FC 7:00 PM Kolkata
December 11 (Sunday) Kerala Blasters FC vs Delhi Dynamos FC 7:00 PM Kochi
ISL Semi Final Leg 2
December 13 (Tuesday) Mumbai City FC vs Atletico de Kolkata 7:00 PM Mumbai
December 14 (Wednesday) Delhi Dynamos FC vs Kerala Blasters FC 7:00 PM Delhi
December 18 (Sunday) ISL Final 7:00 PM TBD
3 comments… add one
  • CV October 22, 2016, 11:27 am

    Goa win more matches

  • jolan October 22, 2016, 11:25 am

    all the best forca goa

  • SAJUL ISLAM September 28, 2016, 6:46 pm

    hi

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