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.
High flying Mizoram will look to extend their seven-match winning streak when they take on Tamil Nadu and a buoyant Railways face Maharashtra in the two semifinals of the 68th National Championships for Santosh Trophy at the Kanchenjunga Stadium here on Friday.
Punjab on Tuesday booked a berth in the main round of the Senior National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy after thrashing Uttar Pradesh 4-0 in their final North Zone qualifying round match here.
Uttarakhand on Monday defeated Chandigarh by a solitary goal to earn a ticket into the final round of the Senior National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy to be played in Siliguri later this month.
Last year`s semifinalists Punjab inched closer to clinching a berth in the Senior National Football Championships for the Santosh Trophy after defeating Jammu and Kashmir by a solitary goal here on Sunday.
Gujarat survived anxious encounter in the dying minutes to hold Madhya Pradesh to 2-2 draw in the qualifying round match of the Santosh Trophy (West Zone) played at Tilak Stadium, Vasco, here Saturday.
The All India Football Federation on Tuesday lifted the life ban imposed on Uttar Pradesh Santosh Trophy captain Naseem Akhtar who was handed the punishment by his state association for asking better facilities for his team members.
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.