The Indian Super league has been dubbed the “Colossus Cup” for its incredible prize money and history of success.
The Indian Football Association (IFA) is also set to be crowned the league’s biggest footballing organisation in its third season.
“This will be a big year for us,” said Prakash Agarwal, the president of the IFA.
“We have a lot of great players in this league, and we want to have them involved in the final.”
Agarwal said he was hopeful the league would grow into an important part of the Indian sporting calendar.
“It will be an important thing for us.
It will be important for our fans, the people of India, to see a champion and a winner in this year’s final,” he said.
Agarwall also highlighted the importance of Indian players in the Indian team.
“This is a big game for Indian football, it’s a huge step forward for the Indian national team,” he added.
India had been a surprise finalist in the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2017.
This year’s competition has been played on grass and is organised by a consortium of the leagues governing body, the Indian Football Federation (IFF), the Indian Cricket Association (ICA), the International Cricket Council (ICC), the Association of Indian Football Associations (AIFFA) and the Indian Women’s Cricket Association.
The competition has already attracted national and international players from around the world, including world-renowned Indian cricketers like Sharjeel Khan, Sania Mirza, Mahela Jayawardene, Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma.
But the prize money in the competition is more than just a prize.
As the Indian players were playing in the opening game, they were also competing for a $1.5m prize pool and the chance to represent their country at the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
With the prize pool, Indian players will be able to earn a decent living.
The money generated by the tournament will go towards the IAFI’s development of the national team.
“It will go a long way towards helping us to become successful in our football programme,” Agarwa said.