ISL 2017/18 final to be held in Kolkata, season opener in Kochi

The final of the fourth edition of Indian Super League (ISL) will be held in Kolkata while the inaugural game has been shifted to Kochi.

The franchise-based league kicks off on November 17.

Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) announced hosting the Indian Super League 2017-18 final in Kolkata. As a result, the season opening game that was scheduled to earlier scheduled to be organised in Kolkata, has been moved to Kochi.

“The decision has been taken post reviewing the grand success of Kolkata hosting the FIFA Under-17 World Cup final concluded recently,” an official release stated.

The reverse game between Kerala Blasters FC vs ATK, earlier scheduled in Kochi, will now be played in Kolkata on February 9 next year.

All other fixtures remain unchanged.

ATK are the reigning champions, having beaten hosts Kerala Blasters FC in the final of the last edition in Kochi

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