Friday, August 30, 2013

Federation Cup in January, Bengaluru FC in Group B along with East Bengal, Sporting, and Rangdajied

India's premier cup competition - 38th edition of Federation Cup will kick-off simultaneously in Cochin and Manjeri on January 14, 2014. 

Sixteen Teams have been divided into four Groups with the Group winners making it to the Semifinals.

Owing to the withdrawal of Langsning FC from the Tournament and also the 2nd Division League, the Emergency Committee of the AIFF has decided that Eagles FC from Kerala replace the former in Group A of the Federation Cup.

The decision was taken based on the fact that Eagles FC has fulfilled the Licensing criteria as required; and also to add a local flavour which will significantly improve spectator interest and visibility of the Tournament. 

While Group A and Group C would play their Group League Matches at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Cochin; the Group League Matches of Group B and Group D would be played at the MDS Complex, Manjeri. 

Group and Knockout 

  • Group A: Churchill Brothers, United SC, Pune FC, Eagles FC 
  • Group B: Sporting Clube de Goa, East Bengal, Bengaluru FC, Rangdajied United 
  • Group C: Salgaocar, Mohun Bagan, Mumbai FC, Shillong Lajong
  • Group D: Dempo SC, Mohammedan Sporting, Bhawanipore, United Sikkim FC
  • 1st Semifinal: Winner Group A Vs Winner Group C
  • 2nd Semifinal: Winner Group B Vs Winner Group D
  • January 25, 2014 - Final: Winner 1st Semifinal Vs 2nd Semifinal 
Group B - Fixture 
  • January 15, 2014: Bengaluru FC 5 (Beikhokhei–5', 40', Sunil Chhetri–33', Robin Singh–66', 90'+3')) Vs Sporting Clube de Goa 3 (Boima Karpeh–74', Beevan Mello–89', Victorino–90'+1')
  • January 15, 2014: Kingfisher East Bengal 1 (James Moga-56') Vs Rangdajied United 1 (Kim Sing Yong–20')
  • January 18, 2014: Rangdajied United 1 (Tamba-81) Vs Bengaluru FC 1 (Thoi Singh-7')
  • January 18, 2014: Sporting Clube de Goa 2 (Victorino-17', Sueka-59') Vs Kingfisher East Bengal 1 (Beevan-85')
  • January 21, 2014: Bengaluru FC Vs Kingfisher East Bengal 
  • January 21, 2014: Sporting Clube de Goa Vs Rangdajied United 

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