Bangalore, Nov 17 (UNI) Salgaocar SC and Viva Kerala will be frontrunners to claim the top spots in Group A and Group B preliminary round matches for the 30th Federation Cup Football Tournament to be held here from November 20.
Five teams each would figure in the two groups. The matches would be played at Bangalore District Football Association(BDFA) stadium in the city.
The matches for Group C and D would be played concurrently in Assam and Manipur, respectively.
The top four teams in the preliminary group stage will qualify and join the ten teams from the I-League to play in the quarterfinal league to be held in Kolkata from December four.
The final phase has been shifted from Delhi to Kolkata this year.
Following are the groupings: Group A: Salgaocar SC, Bharat Earth Movers Ltd, Indian Bank.
State Bank of Travancore and Bruhat Mumbai Football Club.
Group B: Viva Kerala, ICF, Sesa Goa, Pune Football Club and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.
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