Hero Super Cup 2019 Likely To Be Organised At The End Of The Season
The next Hero Super Cup is likely to be organised after the end of India’s domestic football leagues season.
According to Khel Now, the third edition of the Hero Super Cup is likely to begin after the 2019/20 Indian Super League (ISL).
Earlier, Kushal Das, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) General Secretary, claimed that the next Super Cup edition would begin ahead of the domestic leagues season. At that time, they wanted to organise this tournament as a preparatory tournament.
However, observing the present situation, the AIFF feels that it will be better not to change this tournament’s scheduling at present.
Previous Hero Super Cup was a total disaster
The second edition of the Hero Super Cup (2019) was full of controversies. Just like the inaugural season (2018), the top six I-League and ISL teams directly qualified for that tournament. On the other hand, the next four teams of both those domestic leagues faced the qualification round.
However, just at the beginning of that tournament, many I-League teams withdrew from that tournament. In the qualification round, three I-League teams refused to appear, and those teams were Minerva Punjab, Gokulam Kerala and Aizawl FC.
In the Round of 16 stages, four more I-League teams withdrew from that league. Those teams were East Bengal, Mohun Bagan, Churchill Brothers and NEROCA FC. The I-League teams were demanding clarification regarding the future of I-League.
Due to this clutter, the future of the Super Cup came in danger.
Witnessing that disaster, the AIFF was thinking to shift the next edition of the Hero Super Cup to the early of the season.
However, the latest report claims that they are now likely to maintain this tournament in the season end.
ISL team FC Goa won the 2019 Hero Super Cup after beating another ISL side Chennaiyin FC in the final (2-1). Meanwhile, Bengaluru FC won the inaugural edition (2018) of this tournament. In that edition, that ISL team beat the famous I-League club East Bengal in final by 4-1.
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