Goa to host Hero ISL 2019-20 final: FSDL Chairperson Nita Ambani

Previously, Goa had hosted the Hero ISL final in 2015. The final was an encounter between Chennaiyin FC and hosts, FC Goa, with the latter losing 2-3 in a dramatic fashion

Goa to host Hero ISL 2019-20 final: FSDL Chairperson Nita Ambani
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Nita Ambani, Founding Chairperson, Football Sports Development Limited on February 23 declared that Goa would be the hosting venue for the final of Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2019/20. The summit clash is scheduled at 7:30 pm on Saturday, March 14, 2020.

“Goa deserves to host the ISL final. There is no denying that Goa loves its football and we would like to bring the most crucial football event to the city for the people of Goa,” announced Mrs Nita Ambani.

FC Goa, which displayed a stellar performance throughout ISL 2019/20 season, has secured a berth in the AFC Champions League 2021 group stage by finishing the league stage competition on top.

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“It has been such a joy to watch FC Goa this season. A fantastic team and the most consistent club in ISL over the last six years. My heartiest congratulations to FC Goa’s captain Mandar, their lead goal scorer Coro (Ferran Corominas) and entire squad, coaching staff and the management for winning the first-ever ISL League Shield,” said Nita Ambani.

Previously, Goa had hosted the Hero ISL final in 2015. The final was an encounter between Chennaiyin FC and hosts, FC Goa, with the latter losing 2-3 in a dramatic fashion, after leading 2-1 till 90 mins.

As another continental honour for India this season onwards, the winner of the ISL final will be eligible to play the AFC Cup qualifiers. In case the ISL final winner is same as the league winner, then the league runners-up will be awarded the AFC Cup qualifier berth.

Meanwhile, Mumbai City FC witnessed an ouster from qualifying for the ISL knockouts after facing a major upset against Chennaiyin FC which now have secured the fourth spot on the Hero ISL 2019/20 points table.

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