The Hero 75th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy is all set to kick-start on Saturday, April 16, at the Kottappadi Football Stadium in Malappuram.
All the matches in the tournament are set to be held at two venues in Malappuram – the Manjeri Payyanaad Stadium, and the Kottappadi Stadium. The final of the Hero 75th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy is set to be held on May 2 at the Manjeri Payyanaad.
A total of 10 teams will be participating in the tournament, with old foes West Bengal and Punjab set to kick-off the proceedings. The 10 teams have been divided into two groups of five each, with the top two teams from each group set to proceed to the semi-finals (April 28 and 29).
The Hero 75th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy is being hosted in Malappuram, Kerala, with logistical and infrastructural aid from the Government of Kerala.
GROUPS & FIXTURES
Group A: Meghalaya, Punjab, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Kerala
- April 16, 9.30 AM: West Bengal vs Punjab, Kottappadi Football Stadium (KFS)
- April 16, 8 PM: Kerala vs Rajasthan, Manjeri Payyanad Football Stadium (MPFS)
- April 18, 4 PM: Rajasthan vs Meghalaya, KFS
- April 18, 8 PM: Kerala vs West Bengal, MPFS
- April 20, 4 PM: Punjab vs Rajasthan, KFS
- April 20, 8 PM: Meghalaya vs Kerala, MPFS
- April 22 4 PM: West Bengal vs Meghalaya, KFS
- April 22, 8 PM: Punjab vs Kerala, MPFS
- April 24, 4 PM: Rajasthan vs West Bengal, KFS
- April 24, 8 PM: Meghalaya vs Punjab, MPFS
Group B: Gujarat, Karnataka, Odisha, Services, Manipur
- April 17, 4 PM: Odisha vs Karnataka, KFS
- April 17, 8 PM: Manipur vs Services, MPFS
- April 19, 4 PM: Services vs Gujarat, KFS
- April 19, 8 PM: Manipur vs Odisha, MPFS
- April 21, 4 PM: Gujarat vs Manipur, KFS
- April 21, 8 PM: Karnataka vs Services, MPFS
- April 23, 4 PM: Karnataka vs Manipur, KFS
- April 23, 8 PM: Odisha vs Gujarat, MPFS
- April 25, 4 PM: Services vs Odisha, KFS
- April 25, 8 PM: Gujarat vs Karnataka, MPFS
- April 28, 8 PM: Winner Group A vs Runners-up Group B, MPFS
- April 29, 8 PM: Winner Group B vs Runners-up Group A, MPFS
- May 2, 8 PM: Winner Match 21 vs Winner Match 22