Saturday, January 14, 2012

Fabio Cannavaro Among Big Names Joining India's PLS

Last year the Indian Football Association announced it would be launching Premier League Soccer in early 2012, with six franchises. The franchises are located in Kolkata, Howrah, Asansol, Midnapore, and Siliguri. When the league was announced, IFA also stated that each team would have one icon player and a maximum of three overseas players and one overseas player from Asia. At least six players on each team have to be of U-21 years and a maximum of 10 players can be from anywhere in India.

This weekend it has been confirmed that Italian player Fabio Cannavaro will be joining PLS as an icon player. The World Cup winner will be joining the likes of Robert Pires, Juan Pablo Sorin, Jay Jay Okacha, Hernan Crespo, and Robbie Fowler. Icon player contracts are only for a 10 week period.

The PLS season seven week season is set to start on January 25th.

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