Services overcame stiff challenge from Kerala before coming out 3-0 victorious to storm into the final of the 69th National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy at Guru Nanak Stadium here on Thursday.
In a strange departure from the norm, the last two group A and B matches of the ongoing Santosh Trophy football tournament at Ludhiana and Jalandhar will be played on two different days, leaving the door open for manipulation and "foul play".
Bengal shrugged off a strong challenge from Assam before coming out 1-0 victorious in a Group A fixture of the 69th National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy at Guru Nanak Stadium here on Tuesday.
Railways moved into the final round of the 69th National Football Championship Santosh Trophy 2015 after it held Odisha in a goalless draw in the last Group B league engagement of the East Zone round at JRD Tata Sports complex here today.
Delhi Soccer Association on Thursday appointed former international player Ranjit Thapa as chief coach of the state senior team for the 68th Senior National Football Championship (North Zone leg) for the Santosh Trophy beginning fron January 10 at Jallandhar.
Delhi Soccer Association will hold an open selection trial-cum-coaching camp from December 26 here to pick the state team for the 68th Senior National (North Zone leg) Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy scheduled to be held at Jallandhar from January 10 to 20.
Mizoram winning the national football championship for the Santosh Trophy underscores the phenomenal growth of the sport in the northeastern states. The region is fast becoming the new nursery of Indian football.
Railways will try to break their 48-year old jinx while Mizoram will look to become first-time lucky when the two sides cross swords in a high voltage title clash of the 68th National Championships for Santosh Trophy here tomorrow.