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Why is Indian football called a new phenomenon (Part 2)

More attractive than Brazil

All forms of support that football fans in Europe, especially in the UK, are decrying and criticizing for game ruin are enriched in India. Because of that, a difference between the passion of exploiting endless profits of economists, oil tycoons, billionaires who want to use football to profit against a young football background is trying hard to build the image.

Football in India and their fans are still very carefree and innocent. So when ISL suddenly became the name of attention, the heathen also began to notice and analyze this “market”.

The opening match drew 65,000 fans to Salt Lake Stadium during Atletico’s match against Mumbai City. The number of viewers watching on the TV is 74 million 700 thousand people. Particularly the first week, the tournament attracted all 170 million 600 thousand people. The ISL official website has 16 million views of videos coming back throughout the tournament. The whole site alone has 28 million 700 thousand visits.

The hashtags that have become the most used trend on Indian Twitter are all about football, like #ISLfie, #letsfootball, #fatafatifootball. In all, there are 1 million 800 conversations on Twiter and Facebook talking about ISL. The semi-final between Chennaiyin FC and Kerala Blasters drew 1 million 100 online video followers, the highest rate of any sport in India.

Merging I-League and ISL?

In fact, the official Indian tournament recognized by FIFA is now the I-league. But with the growing spread of ISL, does the Indian football federation (AIFF) need to rethink? Fans are talking about the plan to merge ISL with I-League not only to attract the audience for the Premier League but also to increase the commercial value for Indian football.

However, Novy Kapadia, an Indian football analyst, disagrees with this opinion. Perhaps AIFF or its fans should wait to see how long ISL maintains its appeal and transparency.

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Why is Indian football called a new phenomenon ? (Part 1)

With the first season full of surprises, the quality of the ISL (India Super League) tournament – The Indian Super League is being considered a new phenomenon on the world football map.

The goal from the last seconds of Mohammed Rafique helped Atletico de Kolkata win the championship. At the same time, ISL is also now recognized as the tournament with the largest audience to see the fourth planet.

Famous bosses

ISL suddenly became a fan favorite after their football clubs were invested by former stars who have been very successful with other sports.

As Atletico is co-owned by former cricket star Sourav Ganguly. The team they defeated in the final was Kerala Blasters, and was given a stake by Sachin Tendulkar, who was honored as one of India’s best sports athletes of all time. When such names appear again with a new role on the football field, special effects are created, especially after the game when people shoot the scene of them hugging and telling intimate gossip.

Even Bollywood stars also appeared in the stands to enjoy the football festival atmosphere with 37,000 other fans. They clapped and cheered and rocked the DY Patil yard in Mumbai last Saturday night. Most people recognize that this is a great sports day of the country with the highest population in the world.

Not inferior to the fans of other famous tournaments in Germany, England, Spain, the Indian audience on the pitch also celebrated. The closing ceremony has enough fireworks, flares, famous fast food items for VIP seats. Rarely do people know of such a party India because up to now, they have not had an opportunity to expose their “wild” under the ritual, strict form, tradition of family, society.

The average number of spectators who come to the field to watch each game is 24,000 357, just below the football giants Bundesliga, Premier League and La Liga. Meaning, Indian football is said to be more attractive than France, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, China, the leading countries in this field.