Indian Super League: The future of football?

In 2005, the huge Indian conglomerate Essel Group failed to land the broadcast rights for the Indian cricket team – despite being the highest bidder; it was a repeat of 2000 when they had also bid the most without getting the rights. Their response was typical of what billionaires do when they don’t get their way: they threw money at making their own version.


Atlético de Kolkata (Luis Garcia)

Chennaiyin FC (Elano)

Delhi Dynamos (Alessandro Del Piero)

FC Goa (Robert Pires)

Kerala Blasters (David James)

Mumbai City (Freddie Ljungberg)

NorthEast United (Joan Capdevila)

Pune City (David Trezeguet)

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