I-LEAGUE SIDE REAL KASHMIR TO PLAY 123RD IFA SHIELD
22.11.2020: I-League side Real Kashmir FC to play in 123rd IFA Shield in place of another I-League side Sudeva FC.
123rd IFA Shiled is going to start from 6th of December 2020. During fixture announcement there was 4 I-League teams(Mohammedan SC, Gokulam Kerala FC, Sudeva FC, Indian Arrows) along with 8 more Kolkata teams representatives are there on 18th Nov 2020. But today IFA announced that Real Kashmir FC will play instead of Delhi based side Sudeva FC in this tournament.
123RD IFA SHIELD FIXTURE & IFA THEME SONG ANNOUNCED
18.11.2020 : After a successful organisation of I league qualifiers, IFA is now all set to start the prestigious 123rd edition of IFA Shield football tournament, which will kick off at Kolkata on 6th of December. The final match will be played on 19th December.
In a city Hotel at Kolkata IFA announced the groups and the fixture of the tournament in style in presence of IFA officials and dignitries. The two Kolkata giants SC East Bengal and ATK Mohun Bagan declared their inability to participate as they are busy in ISL.
Four I-LEAGUE playing clubs Mohammedan Sporting, Indian Arrows, Gokulam Kerala FC and Sudeva FC will participate. The other clubs from KOLKATA CFL to participate are Kalighat MS, Peerless Sports Club, Southern Samity, BSS Sports Club, George Telegraph, Aryan Club, United Sports Club, Kidderpore SC.
The winners of the tournament will receive an amount of 3 lacks, while the runner up will receive an amount of 2 lacks.
The 'Man of the Match' will receive an amount of RS 5000/- from quarter final on wards. The 'Man Of The Match' award will be presented by Top Tech. The best Coach of the tournament will receive a trophy named after legendary Late PRADIP KUMAR BANERJEE, while the best footballer trophy are also in the name of another legend, Late CHUNI GOSWAMI. These two awards will be given by Adamas University.
IFA launched the official theme song written by Arpan Chakraborty.
Twelve participating teams are divided into four groups. The four I league playing clubs are placed in four groups.
Group A : Kidderpur SC, Mohammadan Sporting, Kalighat MS
Group B : Sudeva FC, Peerless SC, Aryan Club
Group C : Indian Arrows, Southern Sanity, George Telegraph
Group D: United Sports, Gokulam Kerala FC, BSS Sports Club
Full Fixture ( Group Wise):
Group A: 6th December: Kidderpore SC vs Mohammadan Sporting 9th December: Kidderpore SC vs Kalighat MS 12th December: Mohammadan Sporting vs Kalighat MS Group B: 6th December: Sudeva FC vs Peerless SC 9th December: Sudeva FC vs Aryan Club 12th December: Peerless SC vs Aryan Club Group C: 6th December: Indian Arrows vs Southern Samity 9th December: Indian Arrows vs George Telegraph 12th December: Southern Samity vs George Telegraph Group D: 6th December: United SC vs Gokulam Kerala FC 9th December: United SC vs BSS SC 12th December: Gokulam Kerala FC vs BSS SC
6th December (Gr.A) : Kidderpore SC vs Mohammadan Sporting 6th December (Gr.B) : Sudeva FC vs Peerless SC 6th December (Gr.C) : Indian Arrows vs Southern Samity 6th December (Gr.D) : United SC vs Gokulam Kerala FC 9th December (Gr.A) : Kidderpore SC vs Kalighat MS 9th December (Gr.B) : Sudeva FC vs Aryan Club 9th December (Gr.C) : Indian Arrows vs George Telegraph 9th December (Gr.D) : United SC vs BSS SC 12th December(Gr.A) : Mohammadan Sporting vs Kalighat MS 12th December(Gr.B) : Peerless SC vs Aryan Club 12th December(Gr.C) : Southern Samity vs George Telegraph 12th December(Gr.D) : Gokulam Kerala FC vs BSS SC