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IFA Shield 2018: East Bengal vs S.A.I.L (Burnpur) - Telecast, Date, Start Time and Where to Watch Online

Tanya Kumar
SENIOR ANALYST
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1.01K   //    05 Jul 2018, 23:32 IST

East Bengal were set to start against FC Pune City, but now they wil kick off their campaign against SAIL Burnpur.
East Bengal were set to start against FC Pune City, but now they wil kick off their campaign against SAIL Burnpur.

The IFA Shield, 2018 has commenced and East Bengal U-19 would be competing against S.A.I.L (Burnpur) on Friday, July 6. The event, organized by the Indian Football Association (IFA), has been a reputed domestic tournament for the past 125 years.

Both the clubs would be looking forward to the match as an opportunity to gain an early advantage against all other teams of Group A.

The other two teams in their group, Mohammedan Sporting Club and A.T.K have already locked horns and that match ended on a draw. All eyes would now be on S.A.I.L and East Bengal to view who emerges victorious.

The other group comprises of Mohun Bagan AC, Churchill Brothers, Tata Football Academy and Bengal Football Academy. The first match of Group B is to be played by Mohun Bagan and Churchill Brothers on July 6.

The defending champions, Pune City U-19 withdrew from the tournament before it began, giving S.A.I.L a ticket into the league. With the reigning champions out of the way, the IFA Shield could be clinched by any club which makes it all the more exciting to watch.

East Bengal has won the competition 28 times, becoming the team that seized the trophy the most number of times. However, the cup has also been favoured by Mohun Bagan who have won it 22 times.

The newcomers, SAIL (Burnpur), have an uphill task to take on the most successful clubs in the history of the shield and it would be interesting to see how well they perform under pressure.


When and where to watch the final

Tournament name: IFA Shield

Venue: East Bengal Stadium, West Bengal

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Match: East Bengal Club U-19 vs S.A.I.L (Burnpur)

Round: Group Stages

Date: Friday, July 6, 2018

Time: 2:45 PM

Broadcast: No broadcast

Live Stream: No live stream



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Tanya Kumar
SENIOR ANALYST
Avid follower of most sports. F1, Cricket and a pen are among a few things that make me happy; especially when I get an opportunity to blend them together. Latest life philosophy- "Sometimes you just have to lick the stamp and send it.", courtesy favourite driver, Daniel Ricciardo.
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