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Federation Cup 2017 – Day 1

Cuttack, May 07: East Bengal played out a 1-1 draw against Churchill Brothers in match 1 of the 2017 Federation Cup here at the Barabati Stadium on Sunday.

In the 65th minute Wedson Anselme, put the Kolkata based club ahead. However, the Red and Golds failed to hold on the lead as Ghanefo Kromah scored the equalizer in the 80th minute.

In match 2, Aizawl FC managed to pull off a 3-2 victory against Chennai City FC after trailing by two goals at the end of first half. Charles De Souza put Chennai ahead in the 13th minute. In the 39th minute Edwin Vanspaul doubled the lead. Mahmud Al-Amna’s goal in the 53rd minute reduced the margin to 2-1. In the 62nd minute Laldanmawia scored his first of the two goals of the match as the recently crowned Hero I-League champions drew parity. Laldanmawia’s second gaol of the match in the 81st minute helped Aizawl FC complete a tremendous comeback.

The top eight teams of the recently concluded I-League season will fight it out for the premier cup competition in Indian football. The teams are divided into two groups of four teams each. The winner of 38th Federation Cup will represent India in the AFC Cup, alongwith Aizawl FC.

Points Table at the end of Day 1

Group – A GP W D L GF GA GD PTS
Aizawl FC 1 1 0 0 3 2 1 3
East Bengal 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Churchill Brothers 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Chennai City 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0

Well done… Aizawl FC

Aizawl FC winning the Hero I-League has unleashed a new era in the history of Indian football. These guys had proved that hard work, dedication, true spirit, passion and will force is the last word for success.

Aizawl Football Club, a small team from Mizoram (India) defied all expectation and won the I-League 2017, the top division football league in India in just their second appearance in the league.

Last year despite not being the last placed team they were relegated, though being recalled by AIFF to play in the topmost tier of Indian football. This year you showed purpose from the very beginning of the I-League. More creditable, they remained undefeated in their home ground.

Justice for Aizawl Football Club, India’s national champion

A team with a total budget of only 4.12 crores, a team comprising of 8 (eight) players from the academy, you really showed the true way to the ultimate glory, rising to the epitome of the Indian football.

They had done what Leicester City did in English football, Deportivo La Coruna did in Spanish football. Really, North East is the growing future of Indian football.

Congratulations to Aizawl FC, congrats Khalid Jamil and their support staff, congrats all the players of Aizawl FC, congrats to all the officials.

(article by Diptashis Dasgupta)

Aizawl FC – Well done!!!

Aizawl FC winning the Hero I-League has unleashed a new era in the history of Indian football. These guys had proved that hard work, dedication, true spirit, passion and will force is the last word for success.

Aizawl Football Club, a small team from Mizoram (India) defied all expectation and won the I-League 2017, the top division football league in India in just their second appearance in the league.

Last year despite not being the last placed team they were relegated, though being recalled by AIFF to play in the topmost tier of Indian football. This year you showed purpose from the very beginning of the I-League. More creditable, they remained undefeated in their home ground.

Justice for Aizawl Football Club, India’s national champion

A team with a total budget of only 4.12 crores, a team comprising of 8 (eight) players from the academy, you really showed the true way to the ultimate glory, rising to the epitome of the Indian football.

They had done what Leicester City did in English football, Deportivo La Coruna did in Spanish football. Really, North East is the growing future of Indian football.

Congratulations to Aizawl FC, congrats Khalid Jamil and their support staff, congrats all the players of Aizawl FC, congrats to all the officials.

(article by Diptashis Dasgupta)