Mumbai to host IPL-style football league opener on January 18

Pune, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Kochi, Goa, Delhi and Bangalore will be the eight cities where the franchises would be based, while Guwahati and Hyderabad have been kept in the reserves.

updated: August 05, 2013 14:43 IST
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Mumbai: Mumbai will host the opening match of the inaugural IPL-style football league that kick starts on January 18, 2014.

"The IMG-Reliance tournament starts from January 18 and would run till March 30, and the first match will be played in Mumbai," an informed source said on Monday.

The bidding for the eight franchises to take part in the tournament will be held next month, while the players' auction - including the foreign players - would be held in October.

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