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Indian Super League High On Ambition, Faces Skepticism Ahead Of Kickoff

04 / 23 / 14

The Indian Super League's backers "include some of the biggest names in Indian sport, business and Bollywood," according to the AFP. But the ISL, "which promises to lure a galaxy of former stars out of retirement, is already facing scepticism and even downright hostility from within the game some fi...

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