ISL 2020-21 schedule: Kerala Blasters vs ATK Mohun Bagan kicks off India’s new football season

The Indian Super League Season 7 schedule and fixtures was released on Friday. Watch ISL 2020-21 live in India, starting November 20.

By Utathya Nag ·

The Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 season will get underway with a mouthwatering clash between Kerala Blasters FC and reigning champions ATK Mohun Bagan on November 20 in Goa.

ISL 2020-21 fixtures until January 11 (round 11), featuring six double-headers, were released by the organisers of India's premier football league on Friday.

“The schedule for the remaining 55 league matches will be published in December post clarity on calendar dates of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Competitions matches,” read a statement from the ISL. Each matchday comprises five matches as per the ISL schedule.

Three-time champions and previous season's winners ATK will be playing ISL season 7 under the new identity of ATK Mohun Bagan after their historic merger with legacy club Mohun Bagan.

The coming together of the two Kolkata clubs have been one of the highlights of the pre-season build up for ISL 2020-21 along with the inclusion of SC East Bengal - Mohun Bagan's traditional arch-rivals - as the 11th team in the competition.

Kerala Blasters and ATK matches have kicked off the previous three ISL seasons and the two clubs have always shared an interesting rivalry, having met in the final twice. Mohun Bagan's introduction will only add to the grand occasion.

Staying with grand rivalries of Indian football, SC East Bengal, coached by Liverpool great Robbie Fowler, begin their ISL journey on November 27 against ATK Mohun Bagan.

East Bengal vs Mohun Bagan fixtures have been the biggest match in Indian football for the past 100 years. The rivalry is also considered one of the oldest and keenly contested in world football.

This will be the first time fans will get to witness the famous 'Kolkata Derby' play out on the ISL stage, albeit in Goa.

ISL 2018-19 finalists Bengaluru FC and FC Goa lock horns on November 22, making for another treat for Indian football fans.

ISL fixtures, schedule and live start times

All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)

Friday, November 20

Kerala Blasters FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan - 7:30 PM IST

Saturday, November 21

NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC - 7:30 PM IST

Sunday, November 22

FC Goa vs Bengaluru FC - 7:30 PM IST

Monday, November 23

Odisha FC vs Hyderabad FC - 7:30 PM IST

Tuesday, November 24

Jamshedpur FC vs Chennaiyin FC - 7:30 PM IST

Wednesday, November 25

FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC - 7:30 PM IST

Thursday, November 26

Kerala Blasters FC vs NorthEast United FC - 7:30 PM IST

Friday, November 27

SC East Bengal vs ATK Mohun Bagan - 7:30 PM IST

Saturday, November 28

Bengaluru FC vs Hyderabad FC - 7:30 PM IST

Sunday, November 29

Jamshedpur FC vs Odisha FC - 5:00 PM IST

Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters FC - 7:30 PM IST

Monday, November 30

FC Goa vs NorthEast United FC - 7:30 PM IST

Tuesday, December 1

Mumbai City FC vs SC East Bengal - 7:30 PM IST

Wednesday, December 2

Hyderabad FC vs Jamshedpur FC - 7:30 PM IST

Thursday, December 3

ATK Mohun Bagan vs Odisha FC - 7:30 PM IST

Friday, December 4

Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC - 7:30 PM IST

Saturday, December 5

NorthEast United FC vs SC East Bengal - 7:30 PM IST

Sunday, December 6

Mumbai City FC vs Odisha FC - 5:00 PM IST

FC Goa vs Kerala Blasters FC - 7:30 PM IST

Monday, December 7

Jamshedpur FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan - 7:30 PM IST

Tuesday, December 8

Bengaluru FC vs NorthEast United FC - 7:30 PM IST

Wednesday, December 9

Mumbai City FC vs Chennaiyin FC - 7:30 PM IST

Thursday, December 10

SC East Bengal vs Jamshedpur FC - 7:30 PM IST

Friday, December 11

ATK Mohun Bagan vs Hyderabad FC - 7:30 PM IST

Saturday, December 12

Odisha FC vs FC Goa - 7:30 PM IST

Sunday, December 13

NorthEast United vs Chennaiyin FC - 5:00 PM IST

Bengaluru FC vs Kerala Blasters - 7:30 PM IST

Monday, December 14

Mumbai City FC vs Jamshedpur FC - 7:30 PM IST

Tuesday, December 15

Hyderabad FC vs SC East Bengal - 7:30 PM IST

Wednesday, December 16

ATK Mohun Bagan vs FC Goa - 7:30 PM IST

Thursday, December 17

Odisha FC vs Bengaluru FC - 7:30 PM IST

Friday, December 18

NorthEast United FC vs Jamshedpur FC - 7:30 PM IST

Saturday, December 19

FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC - 7:30 PM IST

Sunday, December 20

Hyderabad FC vs Mumbai City FC - 5:00 PM IST

Kerala Blasters FC vs SC East Bengal - 7:30 PM IST

Monday, December 21

ATK Mohun Bagan vs Bengaluru FC - 7:30 PM IST

Tuesday, December 22

Odisha FC vs NorthEast United FC - 7:30 PM IST

Wednesday, December 23

Jamshedpur FC vs FC Goa - 7:30 PM IST

Saturday, December 26

SC East Bengal vs Chennaiyin FC - 7:30 PM IST

Sunday, December 27

Kerala Blasters FC vs Hyderabad FC - 7:30 PM IST

Monday, December 28

Bengaluru FC vs Jamshedpur FC - 7:30 PM IST

Tuesday, December 29

Chennaiyin FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan - 7:30 PM IST

Wednesday, December 30

Hyderabad FC vs FC Goa - 7:30 PM IST

Saturday, January 2

Mumbai City FC vs Kerala Blasters FC - 7:30 PM IST

Sunday, January 3

SC East Bengal vs Odisha FC - 5:00 PM IST

ATK Mohun Bagan vs NorthEast United FC - 7:30 PM IST

Monday, January 4

Chennaiyin FC vs Hyderabad FC - 7:30 PM IST

Tuesday, January 5

Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai City FC - 7:30 PM IST

Wednesday, January 6

SC East Bengal vs FC Goa - 7:30 PM IST

Thursday, January 7

Kerala Blasters FC vs Odisha FC - 7:30 PM IST

Friday, January 8

NorthEast United FC vs Hyderabad FC - 7:30 PM IST

Saturday, January 9

Bengaluru FC vs SC East Bengal - 7:30 PM IST

Sunday, January 10

Chennaiyin FC vs Odisha FC - 5:00 PM IST

Jamshedpur FC vs Kerala Blasters FC - 7:30 PM IST

Monday, January 11

ATK Mohun Bagan vs Mumbai City FC - 7:30 PM IST

Note: All match dates in the ISL 2020-21 schedule, teams and times are tentative and subject to change.

ISL 2020-21 live telecast channel list in India

Star Sports is the official broadcaster of the Indian Super League. Football fans in India can watch ISL telecast live on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD and Star Sports 3 TV channels. ISL telecast in Hindi commentary will be aired on the Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 HD Hindi channels.

The ISL will also be telecast in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bangla in India on the Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada and the Star Sports 1 Bangla channels, respectively.

Live streaming of the ISL 2020-21 will be on Disney+ Hotstar and on Jio TV.

ISL 2020-21 live telecast channel list
Channel Language
Star Sports 2 English
Star Sports 2 HD English
Star Sports 3 English
Star Sports 1 Hindi Hindi
Star Sports 1 Hindi HD Hindi
Star Sports 1 Tamil Tamil
Star Sports 1 Telugu Telugu
Star Sports 1 Kannada Kannada
Star Sports 1 Bangla Bangla