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ATK to host Blasters in ISL opener

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

A new look ATK will face Kerala Blasters FC on September 29 at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium).

The next day, ISL 2018 runners-up Bengaluru FC will face champion Chennaiyin FC, on September 30 at Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru.

The forthcoming ISL season will have three breaks, two for FIFA windows (October 8-16 and November 12-20), and another break from December 7-17 due to the Indian national team’s preparatory camp ahead of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 in the UAE. Fixtures for 2019 will be announced on a later date.

The league has moved away from double headers on weekend and all matches will start at 7:30 p.m. (IST).

Other fixtures (week one):

Oct. 1: Guwahati (North East United FC vs FC Goa). Oct. 2: Mumbai (Mumbai City FC vs Jamshedpur FC.

Oct. 3: New Delhi (Delhi Dynamos FC vs Fc Pune City). Oct. 4: Kolkata (ATK vs NEUFC).

Oct. 5: Kochi (Kerala Blasters FC vs MCFC).

Oct. 6: Chennai (Chennaiyin FC vs FC Goa).

Oct. 7: Bengaluru (Bengaluru FC vs Jamshedpur FC).

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