FSDL announces change in Hero ISL fixtures
Jamshedpur: Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) today announced hosting the Hero Indian Super League 2017-18 final in Kolkata. As a result, the season opening game which as per the earlier fixture list was to be played at Kolkata on Friday, 17th November 2017 will now move to Kochi.
The decision has been taken post reviewing the grand success of Kolkata hosting the FIFA Under-17 World Cup final concluded recently. Hero ISL started its journey from Kolkata in October 2014 with a glamorous ceremony, the city of Kolkata for the first time will play host to the Hero ISL grand finale on Saturday, 17th March 2018.
The reverse game between Kerala Blasters FC vs ATK earlier scheduled in Kochi will now be played in Kolkata on same day, i.e. Friday 9th February, 2018.
The change is fixtures as follows: 17th November 2017- Kerala Blasters FC Vs ATK at Kochi. 9th February 2018- ATK vs Kerala Blasters FC at Kolkata
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.