As East Bengal get ready to square off against Dempo in Federation Cup final, TheHardTackle takes previews the match, analyzes strengths and weaknesses of both the teams.
Federation Cup Semi Final LIVE Updates : Salgaocar v Dempo
Federation Cup defending champions Salgaocar face a tough group with Pune FC, Prayag United and United Sikkim facing them.
TheHardTackle profiles the teams in Group A, looking at their strengths and weaknesses, and previews the likely outcomes of the group that features Dempo, Mumbai FC , Shillong Lajong and Pailan Arrows.
TheHardTackle reviews the 2011 edition of Federation Cup and analyzes its possible impact on the upcoming I-League season.
Defending Champions Kingfisher East Bengal Club is all set to take on city-rivals Prayag United SC in the second semi final of 33rd Federation Cup. TheHardTackle brings you exclusive live updates of the match straight from Yuvabharati Krirangan, Kolkata.
The Salt Lake Stadium will witness the first semi final of the 33rd Federation Cup on Sunday evening as the 2011 I-league league holders Salgaocar SC take on the I-league second division champions Shillong Lajong. TheHardTackle briefly looks at the road to semi-finals for both the teams and previews their highly anticipated semi final.
As the coveted Federation Cup reaches the knock out phase, TheHardTackle analyzes the journey of the new look Prayag United side in the Group stages and reviews the Group D matches.
Pailan Arrows put up a brave fight, but could not restrict Salgaocar from snatching the top position in Group B. Karim Bencharifa's boys will now face Shillong Lajong in the first Semi Final.
The infamous lack of patience of Kolkata clubs has once again come to forefront as some sections of the media have tipped Mohun Bagan to dismiss Steve Darby after the Federation Cup debacle. However, Bagan's problems lie in the squad balance and not in Darby's coaching.