Bengaluru, Aug 26: The third edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament will begin on October 1, 2016 (Saturday) and culminate on Decmeber 18.
The promoters, Football Sports Development Limited today (August 26) announced ISL 2016 fixtures, featuring 61 games spread across 79 days played in a home-away league format followed by two-legged semi-finals and the final.
The "Super Sunday" final is scheduled on December 18. Venue for the final will be announced at a later date. All the matches will kick off at 7 PM IST.
Guwahati gets ready for Lights & Cameras, NorthEast for Action
With just over a month from now, Guwahati will witness galaxy of stars descending to lighten up the spirit of beautiful game in the North East with ISL 2016 opening ceremony scheduled on October 1.
With ISL focus on the region, John Abraham owned club NorthEast United FC would hope it aspire his boys to get a jump start to their campaign when they take on Sachin Tendulkar owned Kerala Blasters FC.
Coincidently, 2016 would turn out to be the third consecutive opening clash rivalry between John Vs Sachin in a row, NorthEast United having won 1-0 on 4th October 2014 at home and losing 1-3 on 6th Oct 2015 at Kochi ground.