The Indian Super League is the top level of the sport in that country. The league consists of 11 teams that compete in a particular format. The Indian Super League was founded not too long ago – in 2013.
Football matches today India are different from those at the beginning of the league’s formation or before it. The main objective of the professional football league was to popularise the sport, take it to a new level and develop the league on the world stage.
The football season in the Indian Super League starts in October and lasts till March. In early spring, the final stage games are played. According to the rules of the competition, each team plays their opponent twice at home and on the opponent’s field. Based on the results of each game, the teams are awarded points:
- victory – 3 points;
- draw – 1 point;
- loss- 0 points.
Four teams are determined on the basis of their points and will play in the final games of the Indian Super League.
The reward for winning the football championship is a 26-inch gold-plated trophy with the colours of the Indian Super League.
Years 2022/2023 season
This year’s playing season is in full swing, and it has already marked several news. For example, Indian club Kerala Blasters have loaned a player from Ukraine Ivan Kalyuzhnyi from FC Oleksandriya who has made his mark. Coming on as a substitute almost towards the end of the match, Kalyuzhny scored a double against his opponents. Thus, the team earned three points after beating East Bengal.
Leading the standings today is Hyderabad. A very young team, only three years old. However, things can still change before the final game. After all, Mumbai City is breathing down its neck with a difference of just one point, trying to retain its leading position. The experts point out that this team is playing excellently on the road and has not suffered a single defeat yet in general.
Following them, ATK Mohun Bagan Football Club is not missing an opportunity to win their final league matches. “The Sailors,” as the players of this club are also called, are one of the oldest teams not only in India but also in the whole of Asia. The history of this team began in the 19th century. On the club’s centenary, it was awarded the title of the National Club of India.
Outsiders with zero results in the table are now the North East United club. Unfortunately, since the start of the championship, this team has yet to win or draw with anyone. Next in the standings is Jamshedpur with 4 points. This is a young football club founded in 2017. The fans of this team call themselves the Red Miners. More than once, the players have called their fans the 12th member of the game. Who knows, perhaps in this championship their support will also help the club improve its position in the Super League.
Yes, Indian football is not yet as popular as English or Italian football. However, it is improving its position at the world level every year by attracting foreign players to the championships. Overall, Indian football is winning the hearts of not only local fans but also fans of the sport all over the world.