Thursday, September 2, 2010

Federation Cup 2010: HAL placed in Group A, to play in Cuttack

The Indian national-level football season kicks off with the Federation Cup from September 21. The 32nd edition of the Federation Cup will be played in 5 venues, Silchar (Assam), Mapusa (Goa), Cuttack (Orissa), Ludhiana (Punjab), and Vasco (Goa).

Earlier, the first 2 venues will host the qualifying round matches. The final round, starting from quarter-final, will be hosted by the remaining venues. Also, Cuttack will be hosting the semi-final and final matches. The matches in Cuttack will be played in Barabati Stadium, famous for hosting international cricket matches.

There are 4 groups with 4 teams in each group. The group toppers qualify for the semi-final round.

As an I-League division I team, HAL gets directly entry to the main round. They find themselves in Group A along with East Bengal, Air India, and Pune FC. HAL play their first match against Pune FC on Tuesday, September 21.

Qualifying Round

Group A - Silchar
  • M1- September 15, 2010: Oil India 3 (H L Route, Bhimkanta Sonowal, and Manas Manjit Chetia) Vs Mohammedan Sporting 1 (Dipendu Biswas)
  • M2- September 16, 2010: NISA 0 Vs Shillong Lajong FC 3 (Kelechi Okoye, Niwan Gatpoh, and James Giblee)
  • Group A Final - September 18, 2010: Oil India 2 (Jayanta Basumatary [2]) Vs Shillong Lajong FC 4 (Kelechi Okoye, Niwan Gatpoh, Kryshan Lyngshing, and Anil Gurung)

Group B - Mapusa
  • M1- September 14, 2010: Vasco 0 Vs Sesa Football Academy 1 (Lesley Fernandes)
  • M2- September 15, 2010: Sporting Clube de Goa (Emmanuel Akwuegbu [hat-trick], Keita Boubacar, Agnel Colaco, and Anthony D'Souza) Vs Malabar United 0
  • Group B Final - September 17, 2010: Sesa Football Academy 2 (tie-breaker 5) Vs Sporting Clube de Goa 2 (tie-breaker 4)

Quarterfinal Round

Group A – Cuttack
  • September 21, 2010: East Bengal 3 (Tolgay Ozbey-2 and Robin Singh) Vs Air India 1 (Vijith Shetty)
  • September 21, 2010: HAL 1 (Hamza) Vs Pune FC (0)
  • September 23, 2010: Air India Vs Pune FC
  • September 23, 2010: HAL Vs East Bengal
  • September 25, 2010: East Bengal Vs Pune FC
  • September 25, 2010: HAL Vs Air India

Group B – Vasco
  • September 21, 2010: Sesa Football Academy [Group B Qualifier] 0 Vs Chirag United 1 (Denson Devdas)
  • September 21, 2010: Churchill Brothers 4 (Koko Sakibo, Odafe-2, and Samenia) Vs Viva Kerala 0
  • September 23, 2010: Viva Kerala Vs Chirag United
  • September 23, 2010: Sesa Football Academy [Group B Qualifier] Vs Churchill Brothers
  • September 25, 2010: Sesa Football Academy [Group B Qualifier] Vs Viva Kerala
  • September 25, 2010: Chirag United Vs Churchill Brothers

Group C – Ludhiana
  • September 21, 2010: Dempo 5 (Peter Carvalho, Ranty Martins-3, and Joachim Abranches) Vs ONGC 2 (Badmus Babatunde)
  • September 21, 2010: JCT 0 Vs India XI 1 (Malswmfela)
  • September 23, 2010: Dempo Vs India XI
  • September 23, 2010: ONGC Vs JCT
  • September 25, 2010: India XI Vs ONGC
  • September 25, 2010: JCT Vs Dempo

Group D – Cuttack
  • September 22, 2010: Mohun Bagan Vs Shillong Lajong FC [Group A Qualifier]
  • September 22, 2010: Salgaocar Vs Mumbai FC
  • September 24, 2010: Shillong Lajong FC [Group A Qualifier] Vs Salgaocar
  • September 24, 2010: Mohun Bagan Vs Mumbai FC
  • September 26, 2010: Mohun Bagan Vs Salgaocar
  • September 26, 2010: Shillong Lajong FC [Group A Qualifier] Vs Mumbai FC

Semifinal – Cuttack
  • September 29, 2010: Group A Winner Vs Group B Winner
  • September 30, 2010: Group C Winner Vs Group D Winner

Final – Cuttack
  • September 30, 2010