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02:30 PM Hello and welcome to Khel Now’s live coverage of the Durand Cup 2021. Today is matchday 13 in the tournament and all four teams in Group B will be in action for their final group stage matches. Jamshedpur FC face FC Goa at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium while in the other game of the day Army Green play Sudeva Delhi. Goa have already entered the knockouts round. This is Uttiyo Sarkar and I will be keeping you company through this fascinating evening of football.
Jamshedpur FC vs FC Goa build-up
Group B stands at a crucial juncture as both Jamshedpur FC and Army Green are tied at 3 points each with one win and one loss from two games and only a win for Jamshedpur can give them a chance to secure a spot in the quarter-finals.
On the other hand, Army Green will have to lose in the match against Sudeva Delhi FC as they have an advantage in head-to-head record against Jamshedpur whom they defeated the 3-1. Finally, a draw for both Jamshedpur and Army Green will see the latter go through to the knockouts.
Speaking before the match Jamshedpur FC Coach, Noel Wilson said, “Goa is surely the strongest opposition this tournament and it makes it even more important for my players to get the experience as well as to know where they stand.”
He also added, “It is a unique opportunity for our young boys as at their age, not everyone gets a chance to play an ISL team. I hope the youngsters make the most of this opportunity and try to get a good result as well.”
FC Goa who sit at the top of Group B with six points from two games will look to keep the winning momentum going as they head into the knockout stage.
speaking on the importance of finishing at the top of the group, FC Goa coach Juan Ferrando said, “We aren’t thinking about whether we finish top of the table or not. For me, it is important that we play according to our plans. Of course, we want to get three points because it is our target as a team all the time. But we shouldn’t forget that the most important thing is to play well and then get three points. If we are in the first position after that I am happy.”
The winner of Group B will play against the second team from Group C in the third match of the quarter-finals at the Mohun Bagan Ground on September 24, 2021.