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ONGC replace Muktijoddha Sangsad in the 117th IFA Shield

IFA Shield

IFA Shield

Bangladesh’s Muktijoddha Sangsad KC is the next team to pull out of the 117th “NVD” IFA Shield 2013 which kicked-off yesterday.

Muktijoddha Sangsad KC will be replaced by I-League side ONGC in Group A of the prestigious competiton according to the Indian Football Association (IFA), the governing body of football in West Bengal.

Shillong Lajong FC was the first team to pull out of the competition, while their replacement Mumbai FC had also canceled their participation a few days ago.

The groups and fixtures of the 117th “NVD” IFA Shield 2013 have been updated accordingly.

GROUPS

Group A
East Bengal Club, Pailan Arrows, ONGC, Prayag United SC

Group B
Mohun Bagan AC, Pune FC, United Sikkim FC, Deportivo Saprissa U-23 (Costa Rica)

FIXTURES

Group Matches
03.03.2013 | 14.30 IST | Group A | East Bengal Club – Pailan Arrows
05.03.2013 | 14.30 IST | Group A | Prayag United SC – Pailan Arrows
05.03.2013 | 15.00 IST | Group B | Mohun Bagan AC – Pune FC
06.03.2013 | 14.30 IST | Group A | East Bengal Club – ONGC
07.03.2013 | 15.00 IST | Group B | Deportivo Saprissa U-23 – Pune FC
08.03.2013 | 15.00 IST | Group B | Mohun Bagan AC – United Sikkim FC
08.03.2013 | 17.30 IST | Group A | East Bengal Club – Prayag United SC
09.03.2013 | 14.30 IST | Group A | Pailan Arrows – ONGC
10.03.2013 | 15.00 IST | Group B | Mohun Bagan AC – Deportivo Saprissa U-23
10.03.2013 | 15.00 IST | Group B | Pune FC – United Sikkim FC
11.03.2013 | 14.30 IST | Group A | Prayag United SC – ONGC
12.03.2013 | 15.00 IST | Group B | Deportivo Saprissa U-23 – United Sikkim FC

Semifinals
??.03.2013 | ??.?? IST | Semifinal 1 | Winner Group A – Runners-Up Group B
??.03.2013 | ??.?? IST | Semifinal 2 | Winner Group B – Runners-Up Group A

Final
??.??.2013 | ??.?? IST | Final | Winner Semifinal 1 – Winner Semifinal 2