I-League Second Division 2018, Final Round: TRAU FC, Hindustan FC, Ozone Bengaluru, Real Kashmir to fight for promotion from May 24
Just after the four teams in the final round of the I-League Second Division were confirmed, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has come up with the fixture list of the last four stage of the tournament, that is set to decide who will get promoted to the top division next season.
While the top division gave us ample excitement in the recently-concluded season, with four teams fighting for the championship on the final matchday, the second division was also not short of action either. Here too, four teams were fighting it out for the three remaining spots for the final round, which would eventually decide the winners of the competition.
TRAU FC had already sealed their spot in the last four, having secured their top spot in Group C. On the final match day, it was Ozone Bengaluru FC, FC Kerala, Real Kashmir FC and Hindustan FC, who were fighting it out for the three spots.
Eventually, Real Kashmir and Ozone FC sealed their berths on Sunday, while a goalless draw against Delhi United earned Hindustan FC the last spot in the final four, as the highest scoring second-placed team.
The match between Delhi United and Hindustan FC was set to take place on Sunday, but a severe storm in the capital meant that the game had to be suspended, and played again on Monday morning.
The finals will now be played in a round robin format between the four teams, with the top team winning the title, and getting promoted to the I-League next season. All the matches are set to be played at the FSV Stadium in Bengaluru.
24 May: Ozone Bengaluru FC vs Real Kashmir FC
24 May: Hindustan FC vs TRAU FC
27 May: Ozone Bengaluru FC vs Hindustan FC
27 May: Real Kashmir vs TRAU FC
30 May: Real Kashmir vs Hindustan FC
30 May: TRAU FC vs Ozone FC