Manchanda: Our dream is to take India to the World Cup

The ISL franchisee announced an alliance with a leading Dutch football club that trained players like Robin van Persie and Salomon Kalou...

The Delhi franchisee of the Indian Super League (ISL) owned by DEN Networks have named their club, Delhi Dynamos FC, as Goal had revealed.

The north Indian ISL franchisee also announced a tie-up with Netherlands’ Feyenoord Rotterdam wherein the latter will share its immense knowledge of the sport and assist the former in overall development of its team in addition to providing world class players and technical staff.

The club aims to create a robust football ecosystem in Delhi and Northern India along with giving them a team they can support with pride,” read a statement from DEN Network.

“Football is the world’s biggest sport and is now set to become India’s leading sport. DEN is excited to be a part of India’s football movement. We hope the Delhi Dynamos will inject pride and passion to all Delhiites and football fans of the region.

“With Feyenoord Rotterdam, we look forward to building a team of world-class players who can inspire with their skills and represent our city’s hopes and aspirations. Our dream is to take India to the global football stage and ultimately to the World Cup,” said Sameer Manchanda, chairman of DEN Network at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Thursday.

“Feyenoord Rotterdam is thrilled to be associated with the Delhi Dynamos. The Indian football opportunity is huge, and we are looking forward to assisting DEN in creating a fantastic team and ecosystem through the Indian Super League,” said Gido Vader, head of international relations, Feyenoord Rotterdam.