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ISL inducted into the World Leagues Forum

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The Indian Super League (ISL) kick-started in 2013 with a motive to broaden the horizons of Indian Football and thus far, it has done a fairly decent job with every passing season. Now, the ISL gets a seat at the World Leagues Forum (WLF), as confirmed by the league’s official website.

Indian Super League becomes the first from South-Asia to be a part of the WLF, which currently has members from all five continents, ranging up to 1200 clubs from all over the globe. The WLF works closely with FIFA towards the development of professional Football and this honor is only going to take Indian Football forward.

The ISL is striving hard to make Indian Football relevant on the global platform and the long-term mission is to develop Indian footballers who can take the country’s team into the World Cup finals one day.

It has also been working relentlessly to merge itself with the pre-existing clubs in this country and a historic decision was made a few days back when Mohun Bagan FC and Atletico de Kolkata were merged to form ATK Mohun Bagan FC.

Recognition testimonial to India’s rise on global stage, says Nita Ambani

The founder and chairperson of the Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL), Nita Ambani mentioned that this honor was a testament to India’s rise on the global stage. She also stated that the league was launched with a motive to raise the bars and they have been doing a great job thus far.

“It is an honor for ISL to get a seat at the World Leagues Forum table. This recognition from WLF is a testimony to Indian football’s rise on the global stage, and the role that ISL is playing in it. In 2014, when we launched ISL, we had a dream to revolutionize football in India.

Every year since then, we have consistently risen the bar and given a world-class platform to our young footballing talent. We look forward to working with WLF to further accelerate the growth of this beautiful game across geographies,” said Nita Ambani as quoted in ISL’s official press release.

The General Secretary of WLF, Jerome Perlemuter, mentioned that ISL is on its way to becoming a major league in its region and the existing members of WLF will be working keenly in the future development of the league.

“It is a great pleasure and an honor to welcome the Indian Super League in the professional football family. The ISL has achieved a lot in recent years and is now on a path to becoming a major league in its region. The World Leagues Forum and its member leagues look forward to sharing experiences with the ISL and contribute to its future development,” Perlemuter said.

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