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Santosh Trophy to be played in Malappuram from April 16

Published at :April 1, 2022 at 1:00 AM
Modified at :December 13, 2023 at 1:01 PM
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(Courtesy : AIFF Media)

Joseph Biswas

This will be the 75th edition of the prestigious tourney.

The Hero National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy is all set to kick start on Saturday, April 16, at the Kottappadi Football Stadium in Malappuram.

All the matches in the tournament are set to be held at two venues in Malappuram – the Manjeri Payyanaad Stadium, and the Kottappadi Stadium. The final of the Hero 75th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy is set to be held on May 2 at the Manjeri Payyanaad.

A total of 10 teams will be participating in the tournament, with old foes West Bengal and Punjab set to kick-off the proceedings. The 10 teams have been divided into two groups of five each, with the top two teams from each group set to proceed to the semi-finals (April 28 and 29).

The Hero 75th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy is being hosted in Malappuram, Kerala, with logistical and infrastructural aid from the Government of Kerala.

Santosh Trophy Groups & Fixtures

Group A: Meghalaya, Punjab, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Kerala

April 16, 9.30 AM: West Bengal vs Punjab, Kottappadi Football Stadium (KFS)April 16, 8 PM: Kerala vs Rajasthan, Manjeri Payyanad Football Stadium (MPFS)April 18, 4 PM: Rajasthan vs Meghalaya, KFSApril 18, 8 PM: Kerala vs West Bengal, MPFSApril 20, 4 PM: Punjab vs Rajasthan, KFSApril 20, 8 PM: Meghalaya vs Kerala, MPFSApril 22, 4 PM: West Bengal vs Meghalaya, KFSApril 22, 8 PM: Punjab vs Kerala, MPFSApril 24, 4 PM: Rajasthan vs West Bengal, KFSApril 24, 8 PM: Meghalaya vs Punjab, MPFS

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Group B: Gujarat, Karnataka, Odisha, Services, Manipur

April 17, 4 PM: Odisha vs Karnataka, KFSApril 17, 8 PM: Manipur vs Services, MPFSApril 19, 4 PM: Services vs Gujarat, KFSApril 19, 8 PM: Manipur vs Odisha, MPFSApril 21, 4 PM: Gujarat vs Manipur, KFSApril 21, 8 PM: Karnataka vs Services, MPFSApril 23, 4 PM: Karnataka vs Manipur, KFSApril 23, 8 PM: Odisha vs Gujarat, MPFSApril 25, 4 PM: Services vs Odisha, KFSApril 25, 8 PM: Gujarat vs Karnataka, MPFS

Santosh Trophy Semi-Finals

April 28, 8 PM: Winner Group A vs Runners-up Group B, MPFSApril 29, 8 PM: Winner Group B vs Runners-up Group A, MPFS

Santosh Trophy Final

May 2, 8 PM: Winner Match 21 vs Winner Match 22

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