KOLKATA: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Wednesday has released the schedule for the 2020 I-League qualifiers. The five-team tournament will start on October 8 in Kolkata and end on October 19.
In the opening match, Bhawanipur FC and FC Bangalore United will face each other in Salt Lake Stadium. In the other match of the day, Garhwal FC will be facing Mohammedan Sporting at Kalyani.
AIFF has already asked all the teams to reach Kolkata by September 25. After reaching Kolkata, all footballers and support staff will be tested for Covid-19. They will also go through corona tested in every five to six days during the tournament. The teams will have to stay in the mandatory quarantine for two weeks after reaching Kolkata.
This is going to be Indian’s first official sporting event since the Covid-19 outbreak, the winning team in the competition will qualify for the I-League 2020-21.
Five teams will play in a single round robin format tournament. The five teams that will take part in the tournament are Mohammedan Sporting Club, Bhabanipur FC, Garhwal FC, Ara FC and FC Bangalore United.