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Indian Super League teams eligible for AFC Cup

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Mumbai (AFP) – Asia’s football governing body has dealt a major boost to the Indian Super League by ruling that its franchise-based teams will be eligible for the AFC Cup from next year.

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said in a statement late Tuesday that the winners of the glitzy tournament, which is backed by India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani, will go into the continental competition’s qualifying round.

Indian Super League teams eligible for AFC Cup

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Mumbai (AFP) – Asia’s football governing body has dealt a major boost to the Indian Super League by ruling that its franchise-based teams will be eligible for the AFC Cup from next year.

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said in a statement late Tuesday that the winners of the glitzy tournament, which is backed by India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani, will go into the continental competition’s qualifying round.

Success of Indian Super League partly due to MLS blueprint

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The first two seasons of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) championship has been a smashing success. The well-promoted league is essentially a 60-day mini-tournament thatis meant to keep the attention of those in a nation not accustomed to following high-level club soccer on the local level.

Both the Indian Premier League (IPL) competition in 20/20 cricket and Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States are instructive models to understand how the ISL has been successful.

Success of Indian Super League partly due to MLS blueprint

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The first two seasons of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) championship has been a smashing success. The well-promoted league is essentially a 60-day mini-tournament thatis meant to keep the attention of those in a nation not accustomed to following high-level club soccer on the local level.

Both the Indian Premier League (IPL) competition in 20/20 cricket and Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States are instructive models to understand how the ISL has been successful.

Fabio Cannavaro

Fowler Cheapest in Indian Auction?

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The new Indian League franchise got their squads ready during the week, with a fantasy league type auction.

The six week run tournament, seen each team bid for an "Icon" player and a foreign coach set up in the same style as the Indian one day cricket format currently used to great effect.

Cannavaro and Pires to be part of Indian Premier League Soccer

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Fabio Cannavaro and Robert Pires will be two of the six icon players for the IPL-like Premier League Soccer, to be kicked off in the state from February 25.

The Rest

Mikel Arteta: technical leader

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In last year's edition of the Indian Premier League (a cricket tournament which brings together the best players from around the world to play alongside stars of the domestic game), 4 out of the 8 teams did something almost unheard of in sport: they dropped their captains. In cricket that's a big deal as captains do everything from establishing a code of conduct, to being the eyes of the coach on the field.

Venky’s Sporting Ego

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Desai has gone on record stating that Venky's has bought the Rovers to promote its corporate image and brands globally.