New Delhi(PTI): The inaugural edition of the Super Cup will be played at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar, starting March 15.
All the 20 Indian clubs playing in the ISL and I-League will participate in the Super Cup.
Clubs positioned between 7th and 10th places in the I-League and ISL will play a single leg qualifier to earn a spot in in the final phase of the tournament.
The winners of the 4 qualifier matches will join the top 6 ISL and I-League clubs in the final phase of the tournament.
AIFF general secretary Kushal Das said: We are very pleased that the Government of Odisha is supporting the tournament which helped us in finalising Bhubaneswar as the venue.
I was delighted to see the response in Jamshedpur for the ISL matches and I believe it has become a significant venue in the Hindi heartland, he added.
I feel this is an opportunity for us to establish Bhubaneswar as a new football hub.
The draw for the qualifiers for the Super Cup is as follows:
March 15, 2018:
Delhi Dynamos FC vs Churchill Brothers (5pm).
North East United FC vs Gokulam Kerala FC (8pm).
March 16, 2018:
Mumbai City FC vs Indian Arrows (5pm).
ATK vs Chennai City FC (8pm).