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The Islanders square off against FC Goa in season opener on Monday

The Islanders square off against FC Goa in season opener on Monday

Panaji, Nov 21 (UNI) After achieving an unprecedented and a historic double last season, winning the ISL League Winners’ Shield and the ISL Trophy, Mumbai City FC begin their title defence in the 2021-22 Indian Super League tomorrow in what promises to be an exciting outing against FC Goa.
With eleven new faces in the squad and a new head coach at the helm, 36-year-old Des Buckingham will lead a new-look Islanders after a six-week pre-season camp here. They remained unbeaten in three pre-season friendlies leading up to tomorrow’s season opener against Juan Ferrando’s FC Goa.
FC Goa come into the new season of the ISL with a largely unchanged squad and off the back of a successful Durand Cup campaign. The de-facto home side, who are also one of the favourites going into the new season, are currently on a 13-game unbeaten run in the ISL having last played in the ISL against the Islanders in the 20-21 semifinals.

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