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Launch of Goa's ISL franchise - LIVE!
Catch the unveiling of Goa's Indian Super League (ISL) team, live and exclusively with Goal...

20:20 IST


That's all from our side from now. Stay tuned to Goal to read detailed quotes from the press conferences following next. Until next time, goodbye!

20:11 IST


Hon'ble Chief Minister of Goa: "I wish everyone who came together in conceptualizing this tournament all the best."

20:07 IST


Varun Dhawan dancing on the stage. Director Videocon, Anirudh Dhoot joins in.

"I will put my money behind this side," he confessed minutes ago.

20:04 IST


A photo from the logo launch.

19:48 IST


Goa Chief Minister Manohar unveils the official club logo, a combination of Goa's state animal - the gaur of Indian bison - and a shield, which symbolises strength, attack and defense, all of which epitomise FC Goa.

19:37 IST


Dempo: "There is no hope for immediate returns. We are going to spend for the next few years. ISL is not only about glamour and hype. Every team has to promote grassroots. We are appointing coaches."

19:30 IST


Shrinivas Dempo: "We are launching your team. We are just the promoters. We want to make this your club. Everything about this club will be Goan."

He had remarked this some time ago: After running a sucessful Indian football club for 40 years it was time for a fresh infusion of the spirit of Goan football to take it to the next level; and so FC Goa was born.

19:26 IST


Among the guests is...Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan!

19:20 IST


8 crores for the winner, 4 crores for the runners-up and 1.5 crores for the semi-finalists.  A total prize money of 15 crores in the Indian Super League.

The guests are here and it's going to start in a few minutes.

19:15 IST


Former Herald sports editor Jovito Lopez is hosting the event.

Matches most likely to kick-off from 7 p.m. in Goa.

19:02 IST


And as we speak, the stage is being set for the gala launch. It will take some more time it seems.

18:45 IST


The event has not yet started. We would refer to you some interesting articles about the new league for now.

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18:35 IST


Dattaraj Salgaocar on logo:

"The logo personifies the character of Goan football and the fundamentals of the team we have put together. We are certain that our history in Indian football will hold our team in good stead and fight a good fight in the first edition of the Hero Indian Super League."

18:27 IST


BIG BIG NEWS: In a first for Indian sport, FC Goa is the first Indian Sports Club to launch a satellite TV Channel - FC Goa TV which will be telecast on Videocon d2h with exclusive and innovative programming.

18:17 IST


Commenting on his entry into football with the ISL, Director Videocon, Mr. Anirudh Dhoot said, "Videocon has been involved in promoting Indian sport extensively. We see great potential in Indian football; to the extent it could very well be the most popular sport in India in time to come. We are proud to partner with Mr. Shrinivas Dempo and Mr. Dattaraj Salgaocar who run two of the most successful football teams in India."

16:51 IST


The ISL has seen football fans in the country take notice of the happenings in the domestic circuit, according to Shrinivas Dempo, co-owner of Goa’s franchisee...
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16:46 IST


Exactly two weeks ago from now, Goal had revealed that Goa's Indian Super League (ISL) franchise is likely to be called 'FC Goa'. Today is the day of that reality, or not...
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