ISL matches to be held in Kochi from Oct 15

Kochi: Kochi will host seven Indian Super League football matches from October 15 at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium.

The other matches will be played here on October 26, November 4, 7, 12, 23 and 30, Kerala Football Association (KFA) President K M I Mather told reporters here today.

He also said that the Ambedkar stadium here is being upgraded to international standard synthetic stadium, the first such in the state. The stadium will be completed in five months.

ISL, organised by IMG-Reliance and backed by the All India Football Federation (AIFF), will be played among eight clubs -- Atletico de Kolkata, Kerala Blasters FC, Delhi Dynamos FC, NorthEast United FC, Team Pune, Team Mumbai, Team Goa and Team Bengaluru.