Federation Cup: East Bengal clubbed with Dempo and Pune FC

August 18th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Defending champions East Bengal have been clubbed with Dempo, Pune FC and a qualifier in Group C of the final round of the Federation Cup.

The draw of the Federation Cup, which was conducted here at the Football House, also said Mohun Bagan, Churchill Brothers and the last edition’s finalist Shillong Lajong FC have been clubbed with a qualifier from Group B.

East Bengal will open their campaign against the qualifier Sep 17 when Dempo also take on Pune FC.

Group A and Group B would be playing their matches in Pune while Group C and Group D would be playing their matches in Kolkata. The winners from each of the groups make it to the semis. The semi-finals and the final are slated to be held in Kolkata. The qualifiers for the tournament kick-off Sep 8.

Group A:Mohun Bagan, Churchill Brothers, Shillong Lajong FC, Qualifier B
Group B:Pailan Arrows, Salgaocar, Mumbai FC, HAL
Group C:East Bengal, Dempo, Pune FC, Qualifier A
Group D:Prayag United SC, Sporting Clube de Goa, Air India, Viva Kerala.

Group A (Pune):
Sep 17:Mohun Bagan vs. Qualifier B; Churchill Brothers vs. Lajong FC
Sep 19:Lajong FC vs. Mohun Bagan; Qualifier B vs. Churchill Brothers
Sep 21:Mohun Bagan vs. Churchill Brothers; Lajong FC vs Qualifier B

Group B (Pune):
Sep 18:Pailan Arrows vs. HAL; Salgaocar vs. Mumbai FC
Sep 20:Mumbai FC vs Pailan Arrows; HAL vs Salgaocar
Sep 22:Pailan Arrows vs Salgaocar; Mumbai FC vs HAL

Group C (Kolkata):
Sep 17:East Bengal vs. Qualifier A; Dempo vs. Pune FC
Sep 19:Pune FC vs. East Bengal; Qualifier A vs Dempo SC
Sep 21:East Bengal vs Dempo; Pune FC vs Qualifier A

Group D (Kolkata):
Sep 18:Prayag United SC vs. Viva Kerala; Sporting Clube vs. Air India
Sep 20:Air India vs. Prayag United SC; Viva Kerala vs Sporting Clube
Sep 22:Prayag United SC vs Sporting Clube; Air India vs Viva Kerala

Semifinal (Kolkata):
Sep 25:Group A winner vs. Group B winner
Sep 26:Group C winner vs. Group D winner

Final(Kolkata): Sep 29

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