Super League future of Indian soccer despite falling crowds

In this file photo, Ireland’s Robbie Keane is seen celebrating at the end of the Euro Group E soccer match against Italy near Lille, France. The Indian Super League (ISL) may be hit by falling attendances but it is increasingly viewed as the future of soccer in the cricket-mad country. In 2014, each of the eight teams fielded big-name marquees that included World Cup winners such as Alessandro Del Piero, Robert Pires, David Trezeguet and Marco Materazzi. This season has a relative lack of star power as Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov, with respective English experience at Liverpool and Manchester United, are the best-known players. — AP