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Super Cup: Jamshedpur FC sink ATK Mohun Bagan

Jamshedpur, who have six points from two matches, become first team to qualify for last-four stage

Our Bureau Calcutta Published 15.04.23, 07:10 AM
Hugo Boumous of ATK Mohun Bagan in action on Friday.

Hugo Boumous of ATK Mohun Bagan in action on Friday. ATKMB

ATK Mohun Bagan crashed out of the Super Cup after losing to Jamshedpur FC 3-0 in a Group C Super Cup match at the EMS Corporation Stadium in Kozhikode on Friday.

Jamshedpur FC, who have six points from two matches, became the first team to qualify for the last-four stage.

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FC Goa, who had beaten Gokulam Kerala FC 1-0 earlier in the day, also bowed out.

Even if Bagan, who have three points, beat FC Goa and Jamshedpur lose to Gokulam Kerala on April 18, the Jharkhand team will top the group by virtue of a better head-to-head record.

Jamshedpur rode a Boris Singh brace (21st and 41st) and a late Harry Sawyer strike (90+3) to record a memorable win over the ISL IX champions.

Bagan goalkeeper Vishal Kaith produced a fine save to keep Ritwik Das’ effort wide in the ninth minute. It was an early warning sign for Juan Ferrando’s men.

AIFF draws up busy schedule

New Delhi: The Indian men’s football team will have a very busy international calendar starting with the Inter-Continental Cup in June till the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers in November and December, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) secretary generalShaji Prabhakaran said on Friday.

The Merdeka Cup, a Malaysia-based tournament which used to be a regular fixture in the senior national team’s calendar will mid-80s, is also back this year alongside Kings Cup in Bangkok.

The AIFF, at its executive committee meeting, has also decided to bar foreign players from participating in the I-League Division II along with prominent state leagues such as Calcutta Football League and Goa League, its president Kalyan Chaubey announced here.

For the Indian Women’s League, the minimum wage for a player has been set at Rs 3.2 lakh.

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