Rajasthan United FC to play round glass Punjab FC in the first match of I-League football on Sunday while all eyes are on Brazilian star Marshelinho Leite Perera. Gokulam Kerala to face former champion Churchill Brothers: Gokulam Kerala will face former champion Churchill Brothers in the other first-day match. All India Football Federation's developmental team Indian Arrows will take on The Trio FC.
Rajasthan's Brazilian striker Marshelinho scored 10 goals in 2016: Marshelinho has achieved the golden boot by scoring 10 goals in his debut season in 2016 in the Indian Super League. After starting with Delhi Dynamos, Marshelinho, who has played for Pune City FC, Hyderabad FC, Odisha FC, and ATK Mohan Bagan, has scored 33 goals in 79 matches.
He will now play for RUFC, the first team from Rajasthan to qualify for the I-League. This Brazilian star has said, "This is a new team and I want to set an example for young players. I want to enjoy my game to the fullest. Punjab, on the other hand, has stars like England defender Joseph Yarne, Spanish midfielder Joseba Beitia, England striker Kurtis Ji.