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2016 Federation Cup: Favourites & surprise semifinalists ready for action!

Federation CupThe Hero Federation Cup which kicked-off on Saturday, April 30 with the eight top Teams from the Hero I-League being eligible to play in it now has reached the semifinal stage.

And there were a number of upsets and surprises under the new home and away format in the quarterfinal stage. Defending champions Bengaluru FC suffered a surprise exit against I-League relegated Aizawl FC losing both matches away and home, while Shillong Lajong FC needed extra-time to defeat former champions East Bengal Club, but record champions Mohun Bagan easily beat Salgaocar FC 7-2 on aggregate, while Sporting Clube de Goa scored two 1-0 wins over Mumbai FC.

Now we have reached the semifinal stage which will also be in a home and away format with the Final to be played on May 21 at a to be confirmed neutral venue.


The schedule of the Tournament is as follows:

Round 1 (April 30 and May 1, 2016):
30-Apr-2016 – Match 1: Aizawl FC [#8) 2-1 Bengaluru FC (#1)
02-May-2016 – Match 2: Salgaocar FC (#7) 2-3 Mohun Bagan AC (#2)
01-May-2016 – Match 3: Shillong Lajong FC (#6) 2-1 East Bengal Club (#3)
01-May-2016 – Match 4: Mumbai FC (#5) 0-1 Sporting Clube de Goa (#4)

Round 2 (May 3 and May 4, 2016):
03-May-2016 – Match 5: Bengaluru FC (#1) 2-3 Aizawl FC (#8)
05-May-2016 – Match 6: Mohun Bagan AC (#2) 4-0 Salgaocar FC (#7)
04-May-2016 – Match 7: East Bengal Club (#3) 2-1,0-1 Shillong Lajong FC (#6)
04-May-2016 – Match 8: Sporting Clube de Goa (#4) 1-0 Mumbai FC (#5)

SEMIFINAL (Round 1/First-Leg)
08-May-2016: Mohun Bagan AC vs Shillong Lajong FC
10-May-2016: Aizawl FC vs Sporting Clube de Goa

SEMIFINAL (Round 2/Second-Leg)
14-May-2016: Shillong Lajong FC vs Mohun Bagan AC
15-May-2016: Sporting Clube de Goa vs Aizawl FC

GRAND FINALE: May 21, 2016.

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