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Hero I-League Champions Bengaluru FC will travel to Aizawl on April 30, 2016 for the opening game of the Hero Federation Cup 2015-16

The Hero I-League Champions Bengaluru FC will travel to Aizawl on April 30, 2016 for the opening game of the Hero Federation Cup 2015-16. The top eight teams as per the standings of the Hero I-League will be playing in the knock-out format on a Home and Away basis including the semifinals with the Final match being slated to be played at a neutral venue.

The schedule for the Hero Federation Cup 2015-16 was officially announced today. Below are more details on the same:

Fixtures:

Relegated (from the Hero I-League) Aizawl FC will face the newly crowned Hero I-League champions and the defending champions of the Federation Cup, Bengaluru FC

Mohun Bagan who have the Federation Cup for a record (13) times will face the Goan outfit Salgaocar FC who have won the Federation Cup for 4 times (the last in 2011)

Having narrowly escaped relegation - Shillong Lajong FC take on mighty Kingfisher East Bengal

Mumbai FC who ended the season on a high with victory against their Maha rivals will face Sporting Clube de Goa

Matches will be played in Home / Away format.

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The Hero Federation Cup will kick-off on April 30, 2016 with Aizawl FC taking on Hero Federation Cup Champions Bengaluru FC.

The top eight teams as per the standings of the Hero I-League will be playing in the knock-out format on a Home and Away basis including the semifinals with the Final match being slated to be played at a neutral venue.

As per the regulations of the Tournament, the lower ranked Teams (as per the standings of the Hero I-League) are to play their Home match first.

Round One is scheduled to be played on April 30, May 1 and May 2; while Round 2 will be played on May 3, 4 and 5, 2016.

The first round of the semifinals is to be played on May 7 and May 8 with the return legs slated for May 14 and 15.

The Final will be played on May 21.

The schedule of the Tournament is as follows:

Round 1:

Match No 1: Aizawl FC vs Bengaluru FC (April 30).

Match No 2: Salgaocar SC vs Mohun Bagan (May 2).

Match No 3: Shillong Lajong FC vs Kingfisher East Bengal (May 1).

Match No 4: Mumbai FC vs Sporting Clube de Goa (May 1).

Round 2:

Match 5: Bengaluru FC vs Aizawl FC (May 3).

Match 6: Mohun Bagan vs Salgaocar FC (May 5).

Match 7: Kingfisher East Bengal vs Shillong Lajong FC (May 4).

Match 8: Sporting Clube de Goa vs Mumbai FC (May 4).

SEMIFINAL (Round 1):

Match No 9: Winners of Match 1 & 5 vs Winners of Match 4 & 8.

Match No. 10: Winners of Match 2 & 6 vs Winners of Match 3 & 7.

SEMIFINAL (Round 2):

Match No 11: Winners of Match 4 & 8 vs Winners of Match 1 & 5.

Match No 12: Winners of Match 3 & 7 vs Winners of Match 2 & 6.

GRAND FINALE: May 21, 2016.

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