Both Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were present at the stadium to support their respective teams. Kolkata played like champions throughout the tournament and deserved to lift the trophy. Kerala too played superb football in the tournament, but failed at the last hurdle.
Atletico de Kolkata’s main striker Fikru Teferra was ruled out of the final due to an injury. That helped Kerala to defy Kolkata till the 90th minute of the game. The ISL had kicked off on October 12, 2014. The 70-day sports extravaganza has generated great football fever in the country and turned out to be a huge success.