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2013–14 Indian Federation Cup

2013–14 Federation Cup
Country  India
Teams 16
Champions Churchill Brothers
Runners-up Sporting Goa
Matches played 29
Goals scored 79 (2.72 per match)

The 2013–14 Indian Federation Cup was the 35th edition of the Federation Cup, the main domestic cup competition in Indian football. A total of 16 teams played in this edition of the tournament in which they all entered in the group stage consisting of four groups of four teams each.[1]

The defending champions were East Bengal, who beat Dempo 3–2 in the 2012 final.[2]

The final was played on 25 January 2014 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi, Kerala between Churchill Brothers and Sporting Goa, with Churchill Brothers winning 3–1.

Teams

This edition of the Federation Cup saw 16 teams taking part in the tournament, 13 of which came from the ongoing I-League with the other three coming from the I-League 2nd Division.[1] Originally, the three 2nd Division teams to take part in the tournament were to be Bhawanipore, Langsning, and United Sikkim, however, Langning withdrew.[1] As a replacement, Eagles were allowed to enter the tournament for fulfilling the AFC Criteria and also to add a local team from Kerala into the tournament.[1]

Teams
From I-League From I-League 2nd Division
Bengaluru FC
Churchill Brothers
Dempo
East Bengal
Mohammedan
Mohun Bagan
Mumbai
Pune
Rangdajied United
Salgaocar
Shillong Lajong
Sporting Goa
United
Bhawanipore
Eagles
United Sikkim

Venues

The venues for the Federation Cup were announced in 2013, with the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and the MDS Complex being chosen to host matches.[1] The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium hosted matches for Group A and C while the MDS Complex hosted Group B and D matches.[1] The semi-finals and final took place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.[1]

Kochi Manjeri
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium MDS Complex
Capacity: 75,000 Capacity: 22,000

Group stage

Key to colours in group tables
Top placed team advances to the semi-finals

Semi-Finals

Final

Goalscorers

4 goals: 3 goals: 2 goals: 1 goal:

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Federation Cup 2013-14 to kickoff on Jan 14 with 16 teams". Zee News. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "East Bengal 3-2 Dempo SC: Trevor Morgan gifted with a Federation Cup title on his birthday". Goal.com. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 

External links

  • Federation Cup on the All India Football Federation website
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