Three venues (Delhi, Kozhikode, Bhubaneswar) were finalised a few days back for three other groups.

The All India Football Federation confirms Kokrajhar, Assam, as the venue for the Group III matches for the upcoming 76th Hero Senior Men’s National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy. The matches will be played from December 28, 2022- January 5, 2023. 

Earlier, three venues were finalised. While Group I will be played in Delhi (December 23, 2022 – December 31, 2022), the Group II and V will be played in Kozhikode, Kerala (December 26, 2022 – January 8, 2023) and Bhubaneswar, Odisha (December 24, 2022 – January 1, 2023), respectively. The dates and venues of other two groups will be released soon.    

The Senior National Football Championships will be played in a new format that will see the 36 states fight it out across six groups for a chance to make it to the Final Round. The six group toppers, along with three best second-placed teams will qualify for the Final Rounds. Railways and Services will get direct entry along with the hosts.

Group III: Goa, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland.

Fixtures:

December 28: Arunachal Pradesh vs Tamil Nadu, Kokrajhar

                           Uttar Pradesh vs Nagaland, Kokrajhar 

                          Assam vs Goa, Kokrajhar

December 30: Uttar Pradesh vs Goa, Kokrajhar

                          Nagaland vs Tamil Nadu, Kokrajhar

                          Assam vs Arunachal Pradesh, Kokrajhar

January 1: Uttar Pradesh vs Tamil Nadu, Kokrajhar

                    Goa vs Arunachal Pradesh, Kokrajhar

                    Nagaland vs Assam, Kokrajhar

January 3: Uttar Pradesh vs Arunachal Pradesh, Kokrajhar

                     Tamil Nadu vs Assam, Kokrajhar

                     Goa vs Nagaland, Kokrajhar

January 5: Uttar Pradesh vs Assam, Kokrajhar

                    Arunachal Pradesh vs Nagaland, Kokrajhar

                    Tamil Nadu vs Goa, Kokrajhar

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