AIFF and IMG-Reliance have ensured that this year we do not miss the Federation Cup action. The season opener tournament of AIFF will kick off on 19th September. Dempo SC will face Pailan Arrows while Mumbai FC will face Shillong Lajong on the opening day.
All the matches will be telecast live from Jamshedpur and Siliguri on Ten Action and Ten Sports. The two kick-off times are 3 pm and 7 pm.
There are 16 teams playing the Federation Cup with 14 I-league teams and 2 qualifiers Mohammedan Sporting and Kalighat MS. The 16 teams have been divided in 4 groups with groups A and D playing in Jamshedpur while groups B and C playing their matches in Siliguri.