I-League Qualifiers 2020: Here is The Complete Schedule of All Five Teams
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Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the I-League Qualifiers has finally kicked off with five teams participating in order to qualify for the main event, which is slated to begin in December 2020. After a delayed start to the 2020-21 Indian football season, the tournament brings hope and cheer on the faces of millions of football fans in India.
The I-League Qualifiers fixtures will be played in West Bengal at two venues – Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata and the Kalyani Municipal Stadium in Kalyani. The five teams participating in the tournament are: Bhawanipore FC, ARA FC, FC Bengaluru United, Garhwal FC, and Mohammedan SC. Each team will play every other team only once in a round-robin format.
I-League Qualifiers fixtures: Check out the dates, timings, venues of the matches to be played.
|Match 1||Oct 8, 2020||Bhawanipore FC vs FC Bengaluru United||YBK Stadium||12:30 PM|
|Match 2||Oct 8, 2020||Mohammedan SC vs Garhwal FC||Kalyani Stadium||4:30 PM|
|Match 3||Oct 11, 2020||Mohammedan SC vs ARA FC||YBK Stadium||12:30 PM|
|Match 4||Oct 11, 2020||Garhwal FC vs FC Bengaluru United||Kalyani Stadium||4:30 PM|
|Match 5||Oct 14, 2020||Garhwal FC vs Bhawanipore FC||YBK Stadium||12:30 PM|
|Match 6||Oct 14, 2020||FC Bengaluru United vs ARA FC||Kalyani Stadium||4:30 PM|
|Match 7||Oct 16, 2020||ARA FC vs Garhwal FC||Kalyani Stadium||12:30 PM|
|Match 8||Oct 16, 2020||Bhawanipore FC vs Mohammedan SC||Kalyani Stadium||4:30 PM|
|Match 9||Oct 19, 2020||FC Bengaluru United vs Mohammedan SC||YBK Stadium||2:00 PM|
|Match 10||Oct 19, 2020||ARA FC vs Bhawanipore FC||Kalyani Stadium||2:00 PM|
On the opening day of the tournament, Bhawanipore defeated FC Bengaluru United with a score line of 2-0, while Mohammedan Sporting beat Garhwal FC by 1-0.
I-League Qualifiers mark the resumption of live football in India, following months of lockdown and restrictions. The tournament is being played behind closed doors for preventive measures. The AIFF and IFA have come up with special security protocols including bio-bubbles to ensure safety of players and staff, like we have seen in several sporting events around the world.