New Delhi: The next Santosh Trophy national football championship will be played in two phases - zonals and final -- while the Federation Cup will be held in Kerala from January 1-12, it was decided by the AIFF`s Tournament Committee here today.
While the final phase would be held in Siliguri, West Bengal between January 15-31, 2014, the zonals are slated to be held between December 1-20, 2013.
Zameer Thakur chaired All India Football Federation`s Competition Committee which meet at the AIFF Headquarters here today. Besides Thakur, vice-chairman Menla Ethenpa, Debjyoti Mukherjee, Syed Imtiaz Hussain, Deepak Sharma, Hem Chand, Babli Mandrekar, GK Shrivastava and Harish Vohra also attended the meeting.
AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das was also present as was Anil Kamat, Director, Competitions.
It was also announced that the U-14 Tournament for Boys would be held in Kalyani, West Bengal between November 10-30.
The Junior National Football Championship for Girls would be held in Odisha from November 20 to December 5.
He (Major Dhyan Chand) is inspiration personified. He became synonymous with hockey. He became the parameter of hockey by which other player's calibre is measured.
Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal