As the second edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) gets ready to kick off this weekend, here are the top players, Indians and foreigners, who you should keep an eye out for.
"Stupid", That is what Sunil Chhetri would like to call the scheduling of the Federation Cup and I-League matches.
The Indian Super League seems to have added the zing that football needed in this country of 1.2 billion people, which FIFA chief Sepp Blatter once called "a sleeping giant."
Backed by some of the biggest names in business and sport, the inaugural Indian Super League has lured a host of big-name internationals out of retirement to help India shed its image as the sleeping giant of world football.
Old-timers, nostalgic about the good old days of Indian when crowds used to pack stadia across the country, are happy that the ISL has done some good by enticing football fans, particularly the young, out of their living rooms watching European leagues on the telly.
The I-League may be India's first and premier league. The Indian Super League however has generated a lot of interest in its inaugural edition courtesy its professionalism.
Just days before Sunday's kick-off in the eastern city of Kolkata, the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament, which has lured a host of former international stars, is facing scepticism.
Nicolas Anelka has sought to relaunch his career by signing to play for Mumbai City - his 12th club - in the nascent Indian Super League.
The Indian Super League will be held from October 12 to December 20.