Today AIFF launched the final fixture of the 31st Federation Cup to be played at Guwahati and Silchar in Assaam. The Final round of the tournament would be played from 21st December, 2009 to 3rd January, 2010. The qualifying round already started and the two teams from the qualifying round will be qualified for the Final round.
However, Mohun Bagan is in the Group-B, along with a Qualifier team, Mahindra United, Mumbai and Chirag United S.C., Kolkata.Defending champion Mohun Bagan will be played Guwahati. Apart from Group B matches, Group-D matches will also be played at Guwahati and Group A & C matches will be played at Silchar.
In the previous year Mariners defeated Dempo Sports Club in the Final of the tournament in Kolkata by lone goal from Jose Barreto. This year also Mariners will be looking for the trophy without any fail as they are the 13th times Federation Cup champion. Champion team will be played the prestigious AFC Cup.
Schedule as mentioned below:
Dec 22: East Bengal vs Viva Kerala; JCT vs Salgaocar SC
Dec 24: Viva Kerala vs JCT; Salgaocar SC vs East Bengal
Dec 27: East Bengal vs JCT; Viva Kerala vs Salgaocar SC
Dec 21: Mohun Bagan vs Qualifier II; Mahindra United vs Chirag United
Dec 23: Chirag United vs Mohun Bagan; Mahindra United vs Qualifier II.
Dec 26: Chirag United vs Qualifier II; Mahindra United vs Mohun Bagan
Dec 21: Churchill Brothers vs Qualifier I; Sporting Clube de Goa vs Mumbai FC.
Dec 23: Mumbai FC vs Churchill Brothers; Sporting Clube de Goa vs Qualifier I.
Dec 26: Mumbai FC vs Qualifier I; Churchill Brothers vs Sporting Clube de Goa.
Dec 22: Dempo SC vs Pune FC; Air India vs Shillong Lajong
Dec 24: Shillong Lajong vs Dempo SC; Pune FC vs Air India
Dec 27: Shillong Lajong vs Pune FC; Dempo SC vs Air India
30.12.2009 Winner Group C – Winner Group D (17.00 IST)
31.12.2009 Winner Group A – Winner Group B (17.00 IST)
03.01.2010 Winner Semifinal 1 – Winner Semifinal 2 (17.00 IST)
The kick-off time of group matches will be 15.30 and 18.00 IST.