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Delhi, Kozhikode and Bhubaneswar to host Santosh Trophy 2022-23 group stage.

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The dates and venues of three of the six groups for the 76th Hero Senior Men’s National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy have been finalised. While the Group I will be played in Delhi (December 23, 2022 – December 31, 2022), the Group II and V will be played in Kozhikode, Kerala (December 26, 2022 – January 8, 2023) and Bhubaneswar, Odisha (December 24, 2022 – January 1, 2023), respectively. The dates and venues of other groups will be released soon.    

The Senior National Football Championships will be played in a new format that will see the 36 states fight it out across six groups for a chance to make it to the Final Round. The six group toppers, along with three best second-placed teams will qualify for the Final Rounds. Railways and Services will get direct entry along with the hosts.

Group I: Karnataka, Delhi, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Tripura, Ladakh.

Fixtures:

December 23:Tripura vs Delhi, Delhi 
                          Ladakh vs Uttarakhand, Delhi
                          Gujarat vs Karnataka, Delhi 

December 25:Ladakh vs Delhi, Delhi
                          Uttarakhand vs Karnataka, Delhi
                          Tripura vs Gujarat, Delhi

December 27:Delhi vs Gujarat, Delhi
                          Ladakh vs Karnataka, Delhi
                          Uttarakhand vs Tripura, Delhi 

December 29:Delhi vs Uttarakhand, Delhi
                          Karnataka vs Tripura, Delhi 
                          Ladakh vs Gujarat, Delhi 

December 31:Karnataka vs Delhi, Delhi
                          Ladakh vs Tripura, Delhi
                          Gujarat vs Uttarakhand, Delhi 

Group II: Kerala, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir.

Fixtures:

December 26: Bihar vs Jammu & Kashmir, Kozhikode 
                          Rajasthan vs Kerala, Kozhikode

December 27: Andhra Pradesh vs Mizoram,Kozhikode

December 29: Bihar vs Kerala, Kozhikode
                          Jammu & Kashmir & Mizoram,Kozhikode

December 30: Rajasthan vs Andhra Pradesh, Kozhikode

January 1: Bihar vs Mizoram, Kozhikode
                   Kerala vs Andhra Pradesh,Kozhikode

January 2: Jammu & Kashmir vs Rajasthan, Kozhikode

January 4: Bihar vs Andhra Pradesh,Kozhikode
                   Mizoram vs Rajasthan, Kozhikode

January 5:Kerala vs Jammu & Kashmir, Kozhikode

January 7:Bihar vs Rajasthan,Kozhikode
                   Andhra Pradesh vs Jammu & Kashmir, Kozhikode

January 8:Mizoram vs Kerala, Kozhikode

Group V: Meghalaya, Odisha, Sikkim, Telangana, Pondicherry, Andaman & Nicobar.

Fixtures:

December 24:Odisha vs Andaman & Nicobar, Bhubaneswar
                          Meghalaya vs Sikkim, Bhubaneswar
                         Telangana vs Pondicherry, Bhubaneswar

December 26:Andaman & Nicobar vs Sikkim, Bhubaneswar
                          Odisha vs Pondicherry, Bhubaneswar
                          Meghalaya vs Telangana, Bhubaneswar

December 28:Telangana vs Odisha, Bhubaneswar
                           Sikkim vs Pondicherry, Bhubaneswar
                          Andaman & Nicobar vs Meghalaya, Bhubaneswar

December 30: Pondicherry vs Meghalaya,Bhubaneswar
                          Andaman & Nicobar vs Telangana, Bhubaneswar
                          Odisha vs Sikkim, Bhubaneswar

January 1: Sikkim vs Telangana, Bhubaneswar
                    Pondicherry vs Andaman & Nicobar, Bhubaneswar
                    Meghalaya vs Odisha, Bhubaneswar