AIFF Media Team
NEW DELHI: The All India Football Federation confirms Kokrajhar, Assam, as the venue for the Group III matches for the upcoming 76th Hero Senior Men’s National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy. The matches will be played from December 28, 2022- January 5, 2023.
Earlier, three venues were finalised. While Group I will be played in Delhi (December 23, 2022 – December 31, 2022), the Group II and V will be played in Kozhikode, Kerala (December 26, 2022 – January 8, 2023) and Bhubaneswar, Odisha (December 24, 2022 – January 1, 2023), respectively. The dates and venues of other two groups will be released soon.
The Senior National Football Championships will be played in a new format that will see the 36 states fight it out across six groups for a chance to make it to the Final Round. The six group toppers, along with three best second-placed teams will qualify for the Final Rounds. Railways and Services will get direct entry along with the hosts.
Group III: Goa, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland.
December 28: Arunachal Pradesh vs Tamil Nadu, Kokrajhar
Uttar Pradesh vs Nagaland, Kokrajhar
Assam vs Goa, Kokrajhar
December 30: Uttar Pradesh vs Goa, Kokrajhar
Nagaland vs Tamil Nadu, Kokrajhar
Assam vs Arunachal Pradesh, Kokrajhar
January 1: Uttar Pradesh vs Tamil Nadu, Kokrajhar
Goa vs Arunachal Pradesh, Kokrajhar
Nagaland vs Assam, Kokrajhar
January 3: Uttar Pradesh vs Arunachal Pradesh, Kokrajhar
Tamil Nadu vs Assam, Kokrajhar
Goa vs Nagaland, Kokrajhar
January 5: Uttar Pradesh vs Assam, Kokrajhar
Arunachal Pradesh vs Nagaland, Kokrajhar
Tamil Nadu vs Goa, Kokrajhar