ISL 2017/18 fixtures released: ATK to host Kerala Blasters in opener

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The upcoming edition of the Indian Super League will start on November 17 and the first game will see a repeat of last year's final...

The fixtures for the 2017/18 edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) has been released, with the opening game set to take place at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK) in Kolkata on November 17th. 

ATK, the defending champions, will take on last year's beaten finalists Kerala Blasters in what is set to be a mouthwatering start to the new season. 

Prabir Das Iain Hume Atletico de Kolkata ISL Champions season 3 2016

With the addition of two new teams in Bengaluru FC and Jamshedpur FC, the ISL season will run for four months and the league phase will culminate on March 4th at Kolkata when ATK play hosts to NorthEast United FC. 

Season 4 of the ISL will feature a total of 95 matches with the group phase alone witnessing 90 of them. The dates for the two-legged semifinals and the final will be announced later and is expected to be in the second week of March. 

All league matches will be played from Wednesday to Saturday and will kick off at 8 PM (IST) with Sunday featuring double headers at 5:30 PM and 8 PM (IST).

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New entrants Jamshedpur FC will play their first game away to NorthEast United on 18th November but will have to wait till December 1st to play their first home game at JRD Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur against ATK.

The 2015 ISL champs Chennaiyin FC host FC Goa on 20th November in what is their first game of the season. Bengaluru FC take on Mumbai City FC the same day at the Sree Kanteerava stadium in what is their first ever ISL game and FC Pune City will welcome Delhi Dynamos FC on November 21.


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