Bengaluru to host 2020 Indian Women's League from January

The Karnataka State Football Association announced that the 2020 Hero Women's League will be held at the Bangalore Football stadium from January.

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Sethu FC is the defending champion of the Indian Women's League.

The Hero Indian Women’s League (IWL) will be held at the Bangalore Football Stadium here, the Karnataka State Football Association stated in a press release. The league is likely to held from January 24 onwards.

A total of 12 champion clubs from various state leagues will feature in the league-cum-knockout event. The clubs will be divided into two groups of six. The top two clubs from each group will qualify to the knockout rounds. Clubs can sign two foreign players, and one will be allowed in the playing eleven.

Teams from Manipur, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, West Bengal, Punjab, Karnataka, and the Rest of India zones have earned a ticket to the final round.

Sethu FC won the 2018-19 edition held in Ludhiana, Punjab.

The proposed turf relaying work at the Bangalore Football Stadium is now likely to be postponed on account of the IWL.

The final of the tournament is slated to be held on February 13.

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