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117th IFA Shield: ONGC replace Muktijoddha Sangsad KC

I-League side ONGC have come in as a replacement for Bangladesh side Muktijoddha Sangsad KC in Group A of the 117th 'NVD' IFA Shield which is being played from March 3 to 19 in Kolkata and Siliguri. In Group A, which is being played in Siliguri, East Bengal Club take on ONGC, Prayag United SC and Pailan Arrows; while in Group B Mohun Bagan AC, Pune FC, Deportivo Saprissa from Costa Rica and United Sikkim FC face each other in Kalyani and the Saltlake Stadium. The tournament winner would receive Rs 2,5 Million (25 lakhs), while the runners-up would get Rs 1,5 Million (15 lakhs) and the losing semifinalists Rs 500,000 (5 lakhs). In individual prizes, the Man of the Match in the group stage would get Rs 5,000 and the Man of the Match in the semifinals and final Rs 10,000. The Player of the Tournament would receive Rs 25,000 and the Best Coach Rahim Saheb Award would get Rs 100,000 (1 lakh). NewsTime Bangla is the television partner of the 117th IFA Shield and will be showing matches of the tournament live.FIXTURES & RESULTSGroup A - Siliguri 03-Mar-2013: East Bengal Club 1-0 Pailan Arrows (2.30pm) 05-Mar-2013: Prayag United SC - Pailan Arrows (2.30pm) 06-Mar-2013: East Bengal Club - ONGC (2.30pm) 08-Mar-2013: East Bengal Club - Prayag United SC (5.30pm) 09-Mar-2013: Pailan Arrows - ONGC (2.30pm) 11-Mar-2013: Prayag United SC - ONGC (2.30pm)Group B 05-Mar-2013: Mohun Bagan AC - Pune FC (Kalyani 3.00pm) 07-Mar-2013: Deportivo Saprissa - Pune FC (Saltlake, 3.00pm) 08-Mar-2013: Mohun Bagan AC - United Sikkim FC (Kalyani, 3.00pm) 10-Mar-2013: Mohun Bagan AC - Deportivo Saprissa (Kalyani 3.00pm) 10-Mar-2013: Pune FC - United Sikkim FC (Saltlake, 3.00pm) 12-Mar-2013: Deportivo Saprissa - United Sikkim FC (Saltlake, 3.00pm)Semifinals 1?-Mar-2013: Winner Group A - Runners-Up Group B 1?-Mar-2013: Winner Group B - Runners-Up Group AFinal 1?-Mar-2013: Winner SF1 - Winner SF2

I-League side ONGC have come in as a replacement for Bangladesh side Muktijoddha Sangsad KC in Group A of the 117th ‘NVD’ IFA Shield which is being played from March 3 to 19 in Kolkata and Siliguri. In Group A, which is being played in Siliguri, East Bengal Club take on ONGC, Prayag United SC and Pailan Arrows; while in Group B Mohun Bagan AC, Pune FC, Deportivo Saprissa from Costa Rica and United Sikkim FC face each other in Kalyani and the Saltlake Stadium.

The tournament winner would receive Rs 2.5 Million (25 lakhs), while the runners-up would get Rs 1.5 Million (15 lakhs) and the losing semifinalists Rs 500,000 (5 lakhs). In individual prizes, the Man of the Match in the group stage would get Rs 5,000 and the Man of the Match in the semifinals and final Rs 10,000. The Player of the Tournament would receive Rs 25,000 and the Best Coach Rahim Saheb Award would get Rs 100,000 (1 lakh).

NewsTime Bangla is the television partner of the 117th IFA Shield and will be showing matches of the tournament live.

FIXTURES & RESULTS

Group A – Siliguri
03-Mar-2013: East Bengal Club 1-0 Pailan Arrows (2.30pm)
05-Mar-2013: Prayag United SC – Pailan Arrows (2.30pm)
06-Mar-2013: East Bengal Club – ONGC (2.30pm)
08-Mar-2013: East Bengal Club – Prayag United SC (5.30pm)
09-Mar-2013: Pailan Arrows – ONGC (2.30pm)
11-Mar-2013: Prayag United SC – ONGC (2.30pm)

Group B
05-Mar-2013: Mohun Bagan AC – Pune FC (Kalyani 3.00pm)
07-Mar-2013: Deportivo Saprissa – Pune FC (Saltlake, 3.00pm)
08-Mar-2013: Mohun Bagan AC – United Sikkim FC (Kalyani, 3.00pm)
10-Mar-2013: Mohun Bagan AC – Deportivo Saprissa (Kalyani 3.00pm)
10-Mar-2013: Pune FC – United Sikkim FC (Saltlake, 3.00pm)
12-Mar-2013: Deportivo Saprissa – United Sikkim FC (Saltlake, 3.00pm)

Semifinals
1?-Mar-2013: Winner Group A – Runners-Up Group B
1?-Mar-2013: Winner Group B – Runners-Up Group A

Final
1?-Mar-2013: Winner SF1 – Winner SF2

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