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AIFF: Hero I-League Qualifiers will commence from October 4

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Hero I-League Qualifiers will commence from this October 4th at Bengaluru. Further, the AIFF released the fixtures for this year’s Hero I-League Qualifiers. In addition, Madan Maharaj will play against Hyderya Kashmir in the Opener at Bangalore Football Stadium.

At the same time, a total of 10 teams will participate in the Qualifiers. Further, these teams are divided into two groups (Group A and Group B), with five teams per Group. Certainly, on Monday, 4th of October the Two debutants from Group A Madan Maharaj FC and Hyderya Sports Kashmir FC will compete against each other. Meanwhile, this match will take commence at 12.30 PM IST.

Meanwhile the Group B Opener will take off a day later. Further Kerala United FC will face Kenkre Sports at 12:30 PM IST.

Most importantly as per the format of the tournament, two group stage matches will be played daily. Firstly at 12:30 PM IST and the Second one at 3:45 PM IST. And 26 matches are planned in 20 days. Additionally this includes the 6 knockout matches.

Certainly, the two top teams in each group will move forward to the Knockout Stage. However, they will face each other in a Round-Robin format. And the top team after the 26 matches will gain promotion for the Hero I-League Tournament. Most importantly the players and staff members Participating in the Qualifiers will follow complete Covid-19 Guidelines.

In addition, the Venus and Kick-off timing for final Groupstage matches and Knockouts will be decided later.

Group Draws for the Qualifiers

Certainly, the Group Draws are mentioned below. And the teams are played in two groups. Further, the Groups are as Group And Group B. Further, each group will have five teams.

Group Draws:

At Group A: Rajasthan United FC, Hyderya Sports Kashmir FC, Ryntih SC, Madan Maharaj FC, FC Bengaluru United.

At Group B: Corbett FC, Kenkre Sports, ARA FC, Kerala United FC, Delhi FC.

Hero I-League Qualifier Fixtures

In addition the qualifiers fixtures released by AIFF is given below. And the Finals will commence at 23th of October 2021. After that AIFF will decide the venue and timings for the final matches.

Group Stage:

  • 4th of October : Madan Maharaj FC vs Hyderya Kashmir FC, BFS, 12.30 PM
  • 4th of October : Rajasthan United vs Ryntih SC, BFS, 3.45 PM
  • 5th of October : Kerala United vs Kenkre Sports, BFS, 12.30 PM
  • 5th of October : Corbett FC vs ARA FC, BFS, 3.45 PM
  • 6th October : Rajasthan United vs FC Bengaluru United, BFS, 12.30 PM
  • 6th October : Ryntih SC vs Hyderya Kashmir FC, BFS, 3.45 PM
  • 7th of October : Delhi FC vs ARA FC, BFS, 12.30 PM
  • 7th of October : Kerala United vs Corbett FC, BFS, 3.45 PM
  • 8th of October : Hyderya Kashmir FC vs Rajasthan United, BFS, 12.30 PM
  • 8th of October : FC Bengaluru United vs Madan Maharaj FC, BFS, 3.45 PM
  • 9th of October : Corbett FC vs Delhi FC, BFS, 12.30 PM
  • 9th of October : ARA FC vs Kenkre Sports, BFS, 3.45 PM
  • 11th of October : FC Bengaluru United vs Ryntih SC, BFS, 12.30 PM
  • 11th of October : Madan Maharaj FC vs Rajasthan United, BFS, 3.45 PM
  • 12th of October : Kenkre Sports vs Corbett FC, BFS, 12.30 PM IST
  • 12th of October : Delhi FC vs Kerala United, BFS, 3.45 PM
  • 13th of October : Ryntih SC vs Madan Maharaj FC (Venue & Time TBD)
  • 13th of October : Hyderya Kashmir FC vs FC Bengaluru United (Venue & Time TBD)
  • 14th of October : ARA FC vs Kerala United (Venue & Time TBD)
  • 14th of October : Kenkre Sports vs Delhi FC (Venue & Time TBD)

Final Round:

  • 18th of October : B2 vs A1, BFS, 12.30 PM
  • 18th of October : B1 vs A2, BFS, 3.45 PM
  • 20th of October : B1 vs B2, BFS, 12.30 PM
  • 20th of October : A1 vs A2, BFS, 15.45 PM
  • 23rd of October : A2 vs B2 (Venue & Time TBD)
  • 23rs of October : B1 vs A1 (Venue & Time TBD)

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