Action returns to the Maidaan as HFC take on the Gaurs on 22nd this month
Hyderabad: With new faces and new spirit around in the squad, Hyderabad FC are all set to begin their 2023-24 Indian Super League journey with a crunching clash against FC Goa at the GMC Balayogi Athletic Stadium in Gachibowli on Friday, the 22nd of September.
The Nawabs will be back in action at the Maidaan after almost six months post their closely fought draw against ATK Mohun Bagan, back in March in the first leg of the semifinal as they look to kick off the season on a positive note.
The new-look HFC side then travels to Kolkata and Jamshedpur for their next two league games before the first international break of the season.
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Neighbors Chennaiyin FC and Bengaluru FC come visiting to the Maidaan on either side of a trip to Mumbai for an early kick-off, a spell of three crucial games finished off with the club’s first-ever trip to Delhi.
Punjab FC, the new entrants into the league host HFC before the November international break, after which the league picks up some pace.
Hyderabad go visiting to Kochi before welcoming the Mariners early December in one of the most awaited fixtures of the campaign.
The Nawabs then travel to Guwahati and Bhubaneswar in back-to-back weekends in December, making it seven away games in the first leg of fixtures.
Jamshedpur will feature at the Gachibowli Stadium in the first game of the second leg of fixtures before the ISL takes a break for the AFC Asian Cup in January.
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HFC will play seven games at the Maidaan in the second set of fixtures and will hope to rally on their home support and get some crucial results in the business end of the season. Six of these home games will be played in 2024.
With Viacom 18 and JioCinema coming on board as the new broadcast and streaming partners, the 10th season of the ISL will also have new kick-off timings. Most games will be prime time and kick-off at 8:00 pm with early kick-offs on doubleheaders scheduled at 5:30 pm.
The team is currently training in Kolkata as a part of the pre-season with more friendlies on the schedule coming up before the season kicks-off at end of this month.