Goa set to host ISL from November

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The ISL, in its seventh edition will be played behind closed doors at three venues – Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda; GMC Athletic Stadium, Bambolim; and Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco.

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KOCHI: The 2020-21 season of the Indian Super League will be held in Goa behind closed doors from November. The announcement was made on Sunday as the seventh edition of the competition will be held at three venues across Goa which include — the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda (Margao), Tilak Maidan in Vasco and the GMC Athletic Stadium in Bambolim.

“I am delighted to bring the ISL Season 7 to the state of Goa, from where we had left the action last season. Congratulations to the beautiful state of Goa and their passionate fans of football, as they once again become the epicentre of the beautiful game in India,” said Nita Ambani, Founder and Chairperson of

Football Sports Development Limited in a statement released by the ISL.

The Nehru Stadium in Margao had played host to 2019-20 final which was played behind closed doors as ATK beat Chennaiyin to win the title. The FSDL said that they will be working closely with the Sports Authority Of Goa, Goa Football Association and the state administration to ensure a safe and secure season.

“FSDL recently concluded a recce of the available infrastructure in Goa and has drawn up an extensive plan to undertake upgradation from pitch and drainage refurbishment/maintenance, floodlights and competition area uplift including players dressing rooms at each of the three stadiums,” the statement read.
Ten teams will be participating in the tournament and FSDL said that they will be providing individual training pitches to all the teams.

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