Kalinga Super Cup 2024: Odisha Will Host ISL and I-League Clash from January 9th, 2024

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    Kalinga Super Cup 2024: Football enthusiasts, mark your calendars! The highly anticipated Kalinga Super Cup is set to kick off in Odisha on January 9, 2024, promising a thrilling showcase of talent from both the Indian Super League (ISL) and I-League teams. With the All India Football Federation (AIFF) steering this football extravaganza, the tournament has undergone a revamp, making it more expansive and captivating than ever before.


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    The tournament will unfold across two venues in Odisha, creating a football frenzy that will culminate in the finals on January 28, 2024. Sixteen teams, strategically divided into four groups, will engage in intense single-leg matches. The group toppers will then advance to the semi-finals, vying for a coveted spot in the championship clash.

    Adding an extra layer of excitement, I-League teams will need to prove their mettle in qualifiers to secure four sought-after slots in the group stage. The spotlight intensifies as the victorious team in the Kalinga Super Cup will earn the prestigious opportunity to compete in the AFC 2023-24 season’s ACL 2 Preliminary Stage.

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    Kalinga Super Cup 2024: Odisha Hosts ISL and I-League Clash from January 9th, 2024

    AIFF President Mr. Kalyan Chaubey expressed his optimism, stating, “The annual Super Cup tournament will now be known as Kalinga Super Cup, organized in Odisha in January 2024. This is a positive development for Indian domestic football. I am confident the Kalinga Super Cup will be a huge hit both in terms of organization and spectator interest.”

    The Kalinga Super Cup, initially conceived as a replacement for the Federation Cup, has evolved into a football spectacle since its inception in 2018. Notably, Bengaluru FC and FC Goa clinched the championship titles in the inaugural editions. After a hiatus from 2020 to 2022 due to the global pandemic, Odisha FC triumphed in the 2023 edition.

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    This edition of the Kalinga Super Cup distinguishes itself as the first to be held during the regular season, promising an unprecedented football experience. As participating clubs brace for the AFC Asian Cup, the tournament will unfold without players selected for the national team, intensifying the competition among squads.


    Kalinga Super Cup 2024: Odisha Hosts ISL and I-League Clash from January 9th, 2024

    As football aficionados eagerly await the clash of titans in Odisha, the Kalinga Super Cup 2024 stands as a testament to the resilience and vibrancy of Indian domestic football. With ISL and I-League teams gearing up for an exhilarating battle, the tournament’s rebranding and expanded format only add to the anticipation.

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