Intercontinental Cup to be held in Ahmedabad in July

The Intercontinental Cup involving India, Syria, North Korea and Tajikistan will be played from July 7-18 at the TranssStadia Arena in Ahmedabad.

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(File Photo) Indian players perform the 'Viking Clap' after winning the final of Intercontinental Cup against Kenya.   -  Prashanth Nakwe

The second edition of the Hero Intercontinental Cup will be held at the TransStadia Arena in Ahmedabad from July 7 to 18, the All India Football Federation announced on Saturday.

India, Syria, North Korea and Tajikistan are the participating teams. All the four teams will play each other in a round robin format with the top two teams qualifying for the final.

The ‘Blue Tigers’ are the defending champions, having won the inaugural edition in Mumbai in June last year after defeating Kenya in the final, courtesy a brace from Sunil Chhetri. New Zealand and Chinese Taipei were the two other teams in that tournament.

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