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Santosh Trophy final phase to kick off in Kolkata on March 19

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Defending champions will take on on the opening day as the 72nd edition of the National Football Championship for the kicks off in on March 19.

Ten teams who qualified from the preliminary stages have been divided into two groups of five teams each with the top two from each group advancing to the semi-finals which are to be played on March 30, 2018. The final is slated for April 1.

All Football Federation wished luck to all the participating teams.

We are delighted to have the being hosted in I wish success to the 10 finalists and look forward to a successful hosting of the prestigious event by the Indian Football Association, he said.

The groupings:

Group A: West Bengal, Chandigarh, Manipur, Kerala,

Group B: Goa, Mizoram, Odisha, Punjab,

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First Published: Wed, February 21 2018. 17:15 IST