ISL 2018-19: ATK takes on Kerala Blasters in season opener

Last season’s runner-up Bengaluru FC will go up against champion Chennaiyin FC, on September 30 at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.

Chennaiyin FC will begin its title defence with an away game at last year's runner-up Bengaluru FC's home ground.   -  K. MURALI KUMAR

The Indian Super League, on Saturday, announced the fixtures for 2018-19 until the mid-season break, featuring 12 rounds, 59 games with a kick-off in Kolkata.

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Fifth edition of ISL will commence with a new look ATK – a two time champion - renewing its seasonal rivalry against Kerala Blasters FC on September 29 at the Salt Lake Stadium. Last year, too, Kolkata and Kerala had got the ISL season underway, albeit at the latter's home ground in Kochi.

Last season’s runner-up Bengaluru FC will kickstart its campaign against champion Chennaiyin FC, on September 30 at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.

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The upcoming season will have three breaks, two for FIFA windows (8 -16 October 2018 / 12 – 20 November 2018), and one, starting from 17 December 2018 for the Indian national team’s preparatory camp ahead of the AFC Asian Cup in UAE. Fixtures for 2019 will be announced on a later date.

The League has moved away from double headers on weekend this season, while kick-off for all matches is at 7:30 pm.

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