Hyderabad: Hyderabad Football Club, who made their debut last year in the Indian Super League, will open their campaign in the seventh season against Odisha FC on November 23.
The season will kick-off on November 20 with the defending champions ATK MohunBagan taking on Kerala FC at the GMC Stadium, Bambolim in Goa. The Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) announced the schedule of the first 11 rounds of the season on Friday.
With the prevailing Covid-19 situation, the league will be played behind closed doors in a bio-secure bubble in Goa across three venues – JL Nehru Stadium (Fatorda), GMC Stadium (Bambolim), and Tilak Maidan (Vasco).
With SC East Bengal’s inclusion, the expanded league will feature an unprecedented 115 games, up from 95 last season. All 11 clubs play each other in a double round-robin format. The top 4 clubs on the points table at the end of the regular season qualify for the playoffs.
The first 11 rounds feature 6 double-headers – all Sundays.
The schedule for the remaining 55 league matches will be released in December post clarity on calendar dates of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Competitions matches.
Hyderabad FC fixtures
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