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ISL 2016 Opening Ceremony: Live Streaming, Celebrities, Marquee Players — Here's all you need to know!

The ISL Season 3 kicks-off with a glittering opening ceremony on October 1 in Guwahati, home venue for NorthEast United.

ISL 2016 Opening Ceremony: Live Streaming, Celebrities, Marquee Players — Here's all you need to know!

New Delhi: The third Indian Super League (ISL) season kicks off on October 1 with the organisers going all out to accentuate the global brand that it has become thanks to success in previous editions.

After hosting the South Asian games, the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium in Sarusajai, Guwahati will be witnessing yet another spectacle when Bollywood glamour will meet sporting world to kick off the third edition this Saturday.

Brazilian legend Zico returns as FC Goa`s manager for a third consecutive season, while Italian World Cup winner Gianluca Zambrotta will coach Delhi Dynamos and Englishman Steve Coppell is managing Kerala Blasters.

These legends of the game are some the highlights, with many more joining the ISL bandwagon as India continues to push hard for a football revolution. (READ: Premier League 2016-17: Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min forced to serve in the South Korean army?)

Opening Ceremony

The ISL Season 3 kicks-off with a glittering opening ceremony on October 1 in Guwahati, home venue for NorthEast United.

Celebrity Performers

Alia Bhatt, Jacqueline Fernandes and Varun Dhawan will be the leading actors performing in the ceremony. They will be supported by 500 performers and artists on stage.

Schedule

The opening ceremony begins at 6 PM IST and will be aired on Star Sports network. John Abraham's NEUFC will play the first fixture after the opening ceremony when they host Sachin Tendulkar's Kerala Blasters.

Live Streaming

Live streaming of the event can be catched on Hotstar and starsports.com.

Marquee Players

Former Atletico Madrid star Diego Forlan, Brazilian World Cup-winner Lucio and Champions League winner John Arne Riise are some of the stars of yesteryear turning out in the eight-team, 11-week-long football tournament.

Riise will line up for defending champions Chennaiyin FC, coached by Marco Materazzi, while Lucio is set to captain Goa. Florent Malouda, a Premier League winner with Chelsea, will play for Delhi.

Forlan, who finished joint top-scorer at the 2010 World Cup, is preparing to lead Mumbai City FC`s attack.

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