Kalinga Cup: Southern Samity beat Air India in final

Kalinga Cup - Southern Samity

Kolkata-side Southern Samity are the new All-India Kalinga Cup football tournament champions after beating former I-League side Air India 4-2 on penalties after a goalless match at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack in the state of Odisha.

Much was expected in the match-up of the two I-League Division 2 sides but it ended goalless between these two teams.

This years All-India Kalinga Cup football tournament was jointly hosted by the Department of Sports & Y.S. of Government of Odisha and the Football Association of Odisha.

In the first semifinal on Sunday, Air India from Mumbai had won 4-3 against Bhowanipore Club from Kolkata in an entertaining encounter; while on Monday in the second semifinal Southern Samity of Kolkata had beaten local Cuttack-side Rising Students Club 5-3 on penalties after the match had ended in a one-all draw in regulation time.

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