At the Shahibaug Police Stadium in Ahmedabad at 8am IST, Sports Odisha will face the first IWL champions Eastern Sporting Union.
For Sports Odisha, a goalless draw with Misaka United FC on Friday was enough to secure second place in Group A. Eastern Sporting Union ended up fourth in Group B with five wins out of seven, including a dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Lords FA on Saturday.
Sports Odisha head coach Paromita Sit expressed her opinion before Tuesday’s match. “We focused more on tactics in preparation for our quarter-final game. We are in good shape and focussed to win against Eastern Sporting Union.”
On the other hand, head coach Lourembam Ronibala Devi admitted that there’s a bit of pressure as former champions, but that will only benefit them. “It is a little pressure, but we will value our experience and give our best,” she said.