The inaugural edition of the Super Cup, India’s premier Cup tournament replacing the Federation Cup, will be played at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
All ten Indian Super League clubs and ten I-League clubs will participate in the Super Cup.
Clubs positioned between seventh and 10th places in the I-League and Indian Super League will play a single leg qualifier to earn a spot in the final phase of the tournament. The winners of the four qualifier matches will join the top six Indian Super League and I-League clubs in the final phase of the tournament.
The qualifiers for the Super Cup will be played on March 15 and 16. Two matches will be played on each day with the first one kicking-off at 5pm, while the second match will kick-off at 8pm.
The final round which will commence from March 31 will also be played at the same venue, the draw for which will be announced shortly.
The All India Football Federation general secretary Kushal Das said, “We are very pleased that the Government of Odisha is supporting the tournament which helped us in finalising Bhubaneswar as the venue.”
“I was delighted to see the response in Jamshedpur for the ISL matches and I believe it has become a significant venue in the Hindi heartland,” he added. “I feel this is an opportunity for us to establish Bhubaneswar as a new football hub.”
The draw for the qualifiers for the Super Cup is as follows:
March 15, 2018:
Delhi Dynamos FC vs Churchill Brothers SC (5pm)
NorthEast United FC vs Gokulam Kerala FC (8pm)
March 16, 2018:
Mumbai City FC vs Indian Arrows (5pm)
ATK vs Chennai City FC (8pm)