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75th edition of the Santosh Trophy to be held in Kerala from February 20

Santosh Trophy 2021-22 Final Round
Source: AIFF Media

The 75th edition of the Senior Men’s National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy 2021-22 will be played between February 20 and March 6 in Kerala with the Government of Kerala hosting the ten teams who have qualified for the final round.

“We are grateful to the Government of Kerala for their exceptional support in taking Indian Football forward together. The AIFF values support coming in from the State Governments, and we look for a long-term fruitful relationship,” All India Football Federation General Secretary Mr. Kushal Das, who graced the occasion, averred.

AIFF Deputy General Secretary Mr. Abhishek Yadav was also present.

“The Santosh Trophy is an integral part of the Indian Football calendar and the AIFF values the passion surrounding the tournament. This is the Platinum Jubilee year, and as we look back at the majestic history of the tournament, together with the support of the Government of Kerala, we aim to make it a grand success,” the General Secretary added.

The draw for the Hero Santosh Trophy will be held in the first week of January 2022.

The AIFF had earlier announced a collaboration with the Government of Kerala on multiple football development projects including the successful hosting of the Senior Women’s National Championships which concluded earlier this month.

In fact, the Indian Senior Women’s National Team are also currently undergoing preparation in Kochi for the forthcoming AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 with infrastructural aid coming in from the Government of Kerala.

The participating teams in the 75th edition of the Senior Men’s National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy are as follows:

Teams from North zone: Services and Punjab.
Teams from North East zone: Meghalaya and Manipur.
Teams from South zone: Karnataka and Kerala (hosts).
Teams from West zone: Gujarat and Rajasthan.
Teams from East zone: Odisha and West Bengal.

This press release was originally published on AIFF’s website.

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  1. vinod kumar Konojia vinod kumar Konojia 20th January 2022

    In hindi :– pahle ( 22-10-2021 ko Indian Astt.Coach & Olyn. ss Hakim Sir ko RIP) AIFF 20-02-22 to 06-03-22 Kerala Govt & Football Association both to gather organice (75) Platnum jubilee Sr NFC for santosh Trophy Mujhe pura vishwash Hai Ye Ek Tarah ki Alag Santosh Trophy Hogi purv Me sabhi ko Badhai . From Vinod Kumar Kanojia Ex Santosh Trophy Finalist Indian Railway Footballer in 1981-82 at Trichur Keral, 2nd Place ( I am working in Banaras Locomotive Works, Varanasi & , fifth times U.P.F..S Team. Namaste to Alls

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