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Indian Super League 2020-21 complete schedule released
The official schedule of the seventh edition of the league has been announced.
Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 season is all set to begin from November 20. The complete list of fixtures of the league stage of the Indian top flight has been announced officially.
The opening fixture of the league will see Kerala Blasters take on ATK Mohun Bagan at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim on November 20th. NorthEast United will open their league campaign on the very next day against Mumbai City FC at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco. League Shield winners FC Goa will open their campaign against Bengaluru FC on November 22nd at the Fatorda Stadium. Odisha will play their league opener against Hyderabad FC the following day at the GMC Stadium, while Jamshedpur FC will lock horns in their opening fixture against Chennaiyin at the Tilak Maidan.
This season, the Indian Super League is set to take place behind closed doors keeping in view the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country. Moreover, all the matches of the league shall be played in Goa only.
Three venues in Goa- Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, GMC Athletic Stadium in Bambolim and Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco will host the league matches.
Only one match will be played everyday except on Sundays, which will see double-headers, at 5 pm and 7:30 pm.
This season has brought a host of changes in the league. ATK has been merged with Mohun Bagan, while East Bengal has roped in Shree Cement as investors and consequently, both the Kolkata Giants will feature for the first time in the league. The tally of the total number of teams this season as a result has increased to 11, meaning each team will play more matches than the last season. Mumbai City FC will be playing this season with a strong squad built by the City Football Group, the new stakeholders of the club.
This time a total of 115 matches shall be played in the league, which is 20 more than that of the last season.
Fans will be excited to witness the Kolkata derby in ISL this season, all the joy will certainly be dampened due to the league being a closed-door affair this time around, as the Kolkata derby for the first will not feature any crowd. The first Kolkata derby shall be played on November 27 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, which will also be the league opener for East Bengal.
Here are the fixtures
|DATE & DAY||MATCH||TIME & VENUE|
|20 November||Kerala Blasters vs ATK-Mohun Bagan||7:30 PM GMC Stadium Bambolim|
|21 November||NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC||7:30 PM Tilak Maidan|
|22 November||FC Goa vs Bengaluru FC||7:30 PM Fatorda Stadium|
|23 November||Odisha FC vs Hyderabad FC||7:30 PM GMC Stadium Bambolim|
|24 November||Jamshedpur FC vs Chennaiyin FC||7:30 PM Tilak Maidan|
|25 November||FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC||7:30 PM Fatorda Stadium|
|26 November||Kerala Blasters vs NorthEast United FC||7:30 PM GMC Stadium Bambolim|
|27 November||SC East Bengal vs ATK-Mohun Bagan||7:30 PM Tilak Maidan|
|28 November||Bengaluru FC vs Hyderabad FC||7:30 PM Fatorda Stadium|
|29 November||Jamshedpur FC vs Odisha FC||5:00 PM Tilak Maidan|
|29 November||Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters FC||7:30 PM GMC Stadium Bambolim|
|30 November||FC Goa vs NorthEast United FC||7:30 PM Fatorda Stadium|
|1 December||Mumbai City FC vs SC East Bengal||7:30 PM GMC Stadium Bambolim|
|2 December||Hyderabad FC vs Jamshedpur FC||7:30 PM Tilak Maidan|
|3 December||ATK-Mohun Bagan vs Odisha FC||7:30 PM Fatorda Stadium|
|4 December||Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC||7:30 PM GMC Stadium Bambolim|
|5 December||NorthEast United FC vs SC East Bengal||7:30 PM Tilak Maidan|
|6 December||Mumbai City FC vs Odisha FC||5:00 PM GMC Stadium Bambolim|
|6 December||FC Goa vs Kerala Blasters||7:30 PM Fatorda Stadium|
|7 December||Jamshedpur FC vs ATK-Mohun Bagan||7:30 PM Tilak Maidan|
|8 December||Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United FC||7:30 PM Fatorda Stadium|
|9 December||Mumbai City FC vs Chennaiyin FC||7:30 PM GMC Stadium Bambolim|
|10 December||SC East Bengal vs Jamshedpur FC||7:30 PM Tilak Maidan|
|11 December||ATK-Mohun Bagan vs Hyderabad FC||7:30 PM Fatorda Stadium|
|12 December||Odisha FC vs FC Goa||7:30 PM GMC Stadium Bambolim|
|13 December||NorthEast United FC vs Chennaiyin FC||5:00 PM Tilak Maidan|
|13 December||Bengaluru FC vs Kerala Blasters FC||7:30 PM Fatorda Stadium|
|14 December||Mumbai City FC vs Jamshedpur FC||7:30 PM GMC Stadium Bambolim|
|15 December||Hyderabad FC vs SC East Bengal||7:30 PM Tilak Maidan|
|16 December||ATK-Mohun Bagan vs FC Goa||7:30 PM Fatorda Stadium|
|17 December||Odisha FC vs Bengaluru FC||7:30 PM GMC Stadium Bambolim|
|18 December||NorthEast United FC vs Jamshedpur FC||7:30 PM Tilak Maidan|
|19 December||FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC||7:30 PM Fatorda Stadium|
|20 December||Hyderabad FC vs Mumbai City FC||5:00 PM Tilak Maidan|
|20 December||Kerala Blasters vs SC East Bengal||7:30 PM GMC Stadium Bambolim|
|21 December||ATK-Mohun Bagan vs Bengaluru FC||7:30 PM Fatorda Stadium|
|22 December||Odisha FC vs NorthEast United FC||7:30 PM GMC Stadium Bambolim|
|23 December||Jamshedpur FC vs FC Goa||7:30 PM Tilak Maidan|
|26 December||SC East Bengal vs Chennaiyin FC||7:30 PM Tilak Maidan|
|27 December||Kerala Blasters vs Hyderabad FC||7:30 PM GMC Stadium Bambolim|
|28 December||Bengaluru FC vs Jamshedpur FC||7:30 PM Fatorda Stadium|
|29 December||Chennaiyin FC vs ATK-Mohun Bagan||7:30 PM GMC Stadium Bambolim|
|30 December||Hyderabad FC vs FC Goa||7:30 PM Tilak Maidan|
|2 January||Mumbai City FC vs Kerala Blasters||7:30 PM GMC Stadium Bambolim|
|3 January||SC East Bengal vs Odisha FC||5:00 PM Tilak Maidan|
|3 January||ATK-Mohun Bagan vs NorthEast United FC||7:30 PM Fatorda Stadium|
|4 January||Chennaiyin FC vs Hyderabad FC||7:30 PM GMC Stadium Bambolim|
|5 January||Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai City FC||7:30 PM Fatorda Stadium|
|6 January||SC East Bengal vs FC Goa||7:30 PM Tilak Maidan|
|7 January||Kerala Blasters vs Odisha FC||7:30 PM GMC Stadium Bambolim|
|8 January||Northeast United FC vs Hyderabad FC||7:30 PM Tilak Maidan|
|9 January||Bengaluru FC vs SC East Bengal||7:30 PM Fatorda Stadium|
|10 January||Chennaiyin FC vs Odisha FC||7:30 PM GMC Stadium Bambolim|
|10 January||Jamshedpur FC vs Kerala Blasters||5:00 PM Tilak Maidan|
|11 January||ATK-Mohun Bagan vs Mumbai City FC||7:30 PM Fatorda Stadium|
The schedule for the remaining 55 league matches will be published in December post clarity on calendar dates of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Competitions matches.
The matches will be televised live on Star Sports and fans can follow the live streaming on Disney+Hotstar.