The draw for the inaugural edition of the 2018 Super Cup was carried out at AIFF Football House in Dwarka, New Delhi earlier on Monday.
As per the draw mechanism, Pot 1 had the ISL Top Four in Bengaluru FC, Chennaiyin FC, FC Goa, and FC Pune City; Pot 2 the I-League top four in Minerva Punjab FC, NEROCA FC, Mohun Bagan AC, and East Bengal Club; Pot 3 ISL sides Jamshedpur FC and Kerala Blasters FC alongwith Qualifier No. 1 and Qualifier No. 3; while Pot 4 at I-League sides Aizawl FC and Shillong Lajong FC alongside Qualifier No. 2 and Qualifier No. 4.
The Super Cup – Round of 16 opening match would see former ISL champions Chennaiyin FC taking on former I-League champions Aizawl FC, who due to their AFC Cup commitments have to play on the opening day of the tournament on March 31, while ISL-4 finalists Bengaluru FC will play the winner of the qualifier of NorthEast United FC vs Gokulam Kerala FC on the next day, April 1 due to the Bengaluru FC vs Aizawl FC match in the AFC Cup.
The further schedule of the draw depends on the fact if Aizawl FC are able to beat Chennaiyin FC or not, if they do then the schedule will be adjusted accordingly. The final of the tournament has been scheduled for April 22 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
2018 SUPER CUP DRAW
Round of 16
31-Mar-2018: Chennaiyin FC – Aizawl FC
01-Apr-2018: Bengaluru FC – Qualifier 2 (NorthEast United FC/Gokulam Kerala FC)
01-Apr-2018: Mohun Bagan AC – Qualifier 1 (Delhi Dynamos/Churchill Brothers)
02-Apr-2018: Minerva Punjab FC – Jamshedpur FC
03-Apr-2018: FC Goa – Qualifier 4 (ATK/Chennai City FC)
04-Apr-2018: FC Pune City – Shillong Lajong FC
05-Apr-2018: East Bengal Club – Qualifier 3 (Mumbai City FC/Indian Arrows)
06-Apr-2018: NEROCA FC vs Kerala Blasters FC
??-Apr-2018: Winner Match 01 – Winner Match 08
??-Apr-2018: Winner Match 02 – Winner Match 07
??-Apr-2018: Winner Match 03 – Winner Match 06
??-Apr-2018: Winner Match 04 – Winner Match 05
16-Apr-2018: Winner Match 09 – Winner Match 11
17-Apr-2018: Winner Match 10 – Winner Match 12
22-Apr-2018: Winner Match SF1 – Winner Match SF2