Feyenoord Rotterdam will be the strategic partner of Delhi Dynamos, one of the eight franchises in the newly formed Indian Super League.

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delhiThe franchise was officially launched in a press conference at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.

As part of the deal the Rotterdam side will help as a technical advisor to the club and play a role in the development of the academy of the franchise from the capital.

This is what the franchise owner Sameer Manchanda, CMD, DEN Networks Limited said on the occasion,

“Football is the world’s biggest sport and is now set to become India’s leading sport. DEN is excited to be a part of India’s football movement. We hope the Delhi Dynamos will inject pride and passion to all Delhiites and football fans of the region. With Feyenoord Rotterdam, we look forward to building a team of world-class players who can inspire with their skills and represent our city’s hopes and aspirations. Our dream is to take India to the global football stage and ultimately to the FIFA World Cup.”

Also present at the conference was Feyenoord’s international relations manager Gido Vader and this is what he added,

“Feyenoord Rotterdam is thrilled to be associated with the Delhi Dynamos. The Indian football opportunity is huge, and we are looking forward to assisting DEN in creating a fantastic team and ecosystem through the Indian Super League.”

The League is expected to start in late September and expected to last for 3 ½ months, though over the years the scope of the tournament will increase.

The franchise is yet to name their manager and their marquee player.

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