Organizers of the Indian Super League announced Thursday that the final of the 2021-22 edition will take place on March 20 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda.
March 11, and March 12, are the dates for the first-leg semi-finals. The return legs are scheduled for March 15, and March 16.
In one of the most closely-contested seasons of ISL, nine teams still remain in contention to advance into the Semi-finals. Season 2021-22 has been the most competitive ISL so far with only 19 points gap between the current top-placed team, Hyderabad FC (29) and NorthEast United FC (10), in 11th.
It will not be relevant to the 'Away Goal' rule in the semi-finals this season; only the teams that aggregated the most goals over the two legs of their tie will advance to the final.
The league phase ends on March 7. The team finishing on top of the table will be crowned winners of the League Shield, earning a direct group-stage entry into the AFC Champions League next season.
Hero ISL 2021-22 semi-finals and final dates:
Friday, March 11 - semi-final 1 - 1st leg
Saturday, March 12 - semi-final 2 - 1st leg
Tuesday, March 15 - Semi-final 1 - 2nd leg
Wednesday, March 16 - semi-final 2 - 2nd leg
Sunday, March 20 - final