New Delhi, Oct 25 : Delhi will take on Winner Group A (South Zone Qualifiers) on the opening day of the 74th edition of the Hero Santosh Trophy which kicks-off in Aizawl, Mizoram on January 10 next year.
The draw was conducted at AIFF Headquarters, Football House, Dwarka here in the capital on Friday wherein AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das, senior vice-president Subrata Dutta, members of the League Committee including Anil Kumar, Souter Vaz, Chirag Tanna were present on the occasion.
Sunando Dhar, CEO I-League, and Isac Doru, Technical Director, AIFF were also in attendance. The draw was conducted by Anil Kamat, Director Competitions, AGS, AIFF.
Eight teams have already qualified for the final phase and they will be joined by two more teams from the South Zone qualifiers (from the two groups) which kick-off on November 5.
Defending champions Services have been clubbed with Delhi, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, and winner Group A (South Zone qualifiers); while 32-time champions West Bengal are in Group B along with Punjab, Goa, hosts Mizoram, and Winner Group B (South Zone qualifiers).
Group A: Delhi, Services, Jharkhand, Winner Group A (South Zone qualifiers), Meghalaya.
Group B: West Bengal, Punjab, Winner Group B (South Zone qualifiers), Goa, Mizoram.
The final is slated for January 23 next year. (UNI)