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Odisha’s FAO League 2019 to kick-off on July 24!

The Football Association of Odisha held a preparatory meeting for the upcoming FAO League 2019 at the O.O.A. Council Hall in Cuttack yesterday, July 8.

In the meeting it was decided that the FAO League 2019 will kick-off on July 24 and the 1st Division League will be in three tiers (the Diamond League, the Gold League and the Silver League).

The teams placed in the Diamond League are Sunrise Club, Odisha Police, Sports Hostel, Rising Students Club, East Coast Railway, Radharaman Club, Jay Durga Club and Young Utkal Club. The teams placed in the Gold League are Bidanasi Club, Rising Star Club, Rovers Club, Mangala Club, Radhagobinda Club and Sunshine Club.

The Silver League will see ten teams in action divided into two groups namely Silver – A and Silver – B.
In Silver – A; SAI-STC, Chand Club, Lalbagh Club, S.B.I and Azad Hind Club would face each other and in Silver – B the following teams are placed in Independent Club, Chauliaganj Club, Club N Club, Town Club and Royal Club.

The teams finishing top of Silver – A and Silver – B will play the final of the Silver League and the winner of this match will be the Champion of Silver League.

Meanwhile the Diamond League and the Gold League will be played in a single-leg round robin league basis.

Followed to the completion of the FAO League (Diamond, Gold & Silver League), the FAO Super Cup will be played in the same format that of the last season.

The champions of the FAO Super Cup will get a Cash Reward of Rs 100,000 (1 lakh) and a Running Trophy, the Runners-Up of FAO Super Cup will get a Cash Reward of Rs 50,000 and a Running trophy, the Champion of the FAO Diamond League will get a Cash Reward of Rs 100,000 (1 lakh) and Running Trophy, the Champion of Gold League will get Cash Reward of Rs 75,000 and a Running trophy, the Champion of the Silver League will get Cash Reward of Rs 50,000 and a Running Trophy.

The bottom most position holder of FAO Diamond League will be relegated to the FAO Gold League from the next season and the Champion team of the Gold League will be promoted to the FAO Diamond League from the next season and similarly the bottom most position holder of FAO Gold League will be relegated to FAO Silver League from the next season, the Champion of the FAO Silver League will be promoted to the FAO Gold League with effect from next season and the bottom most position holders of Silver – A and Silver – B will play the relegation match and the loser will be relegated to the FAO 2nd Division League with effect from the next season.

The FAO 2nd Division League will be played amongst five teams in a single-leg round robin league basis featuring Uday Club, C.R.R.I., Anchalika Sports Association, Eleven Gun Club and L.I.C.

The champions of the FAO 2nd Division League will be promoted to FAO Silver League from the next season. The Champion of the FAO 2nd Division League will get Cash Reward of Rs 25,000 and Running Trophy and the Runners-Up will get a Cash Reward of Rs 15,000 and Running Trophy.

All matches will be played at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack.

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