I-League champions Minerva Punjab face Jamshedpur FC in Super Cup
New Delhi: Newly-crowned I-League champions Minerva Punjab FC will tackle Indian Tremendous League aspect Jamshedpur FC on April 2 within the inaugural Tremendous Cup soccer match which begins in Bhubaneswar on March 31.
Former I-League champions Aizawl FC will play ISL aspect Chennaiyin FC within the inaugural match on the Kalinga Stadium, based on the fixture introduced after the draw ceremony of the primary spherical of on the All India Soccer Federation headquarters right here.
This season’s ISL finalist aspect Bengaluru FC, Kolkata heavyweights Mohun Bagan and East Bengal play in opposition to groups which can come by means of a qualifying play-off spherical to be performed on the similar stadium on March 15 and 16.
Bengaluru face the winner of the match (Qualifier 2) between NorthEast United and and Gokulam Kerala on April 1. Mohun Bagan play the winner of the match (Qualifier 1) between Delhi Dynamos FC and Churchill Brothers. East Bengal face the winner of the match (Qualifier three) between Mumbai Metropolis FC and Indian Arrows.
All of the 20 golf equipment taking part in within the ISL and I-League will take part within the Tremendous Cup. The golf equipment positioned between seventh and 10th locations within the I-League and ISL will play a single leg qualifier to earn a spot in within the last part of the match.
The winners of the 4 qualifier matches will be a part of the highest six ISL and I-League golf equipment within the last part of the match.
“Until final yr, the premier knock-out match was the Federation Cup. This Tremendous Cup is a brand new idea. We wished to incorporate all of the groups from the I-League in addition to ISL in order that the match is extra attention-grabbing and extra aggressive,” AIFF Senior Vice-President Subrata Dutta mentioned after the draw ceremony.
The quarterfinal spherical shall be performed on March 7, 10, 11, 12 and 13 however the schedule of those matches shall be introduced later in view of the AFC Cup match in Guwahati between Bengaluru FC and Aizawl FC on April 5.
The 2 semifinals shall be performed on April 16 and 17 whereas the ultimate match shall be held on April 20.
However there’s not a lot at stake because the winners of this match is not going to get any automated or play-off slot within the AFC Cup.
“The winners of this match is not going to get any slot within the AFC Cup. As of now, the rule is that I-League winners (Minerva Punjab this time) will play within the AFC Champions League play-off stage. If Minerva fail to advance to the group stage of the AFC Champions League, they are going to play within the AFC Cup,” AIFF Common Secretary Kushal Das mentioned.
“There’s one other slot for the ISL champion aspect which can play within the preliminary spherical of the AFC Cup to have the ability to play in the primary spherical,” he added.
He mentioned with India’s FIFA rankings on the upward swing, the AFC could grant three slots for the nation within the AFC Cup and by then Tremendous Cup winners could get the third slot.
Inaugural Tremendous Cup Fixture:
QF 1: Delhi Dynamos FC vs Churchill Brothers (5pm)
QF 2: North East United FC vs Gokulam Kerala FC (8pm).
QF three: Chennaiyin Metropolis FC vs Indian Arrows (5pm).
QF four: ATK vs Chennai Metropolis FC (8pm)
March 31: Aizawl FC vs Chennaiyin FC
April 1: Mohun Bagan vs QF 1; Bengaluru FC vs QF 2
April 2: Minerva Punjab vs Jamshedpur FC
April three: FC Goa vs QF four
April four: FC Pune Metropolis vs Shillong Lajong
April 5: East Bengal vs QF three
April 6: Neroca FC vs Kerala Blasters.