20th "Kalyani Black Label" Federation Cup 1997:
from 11.May upto 20.July 1997 all over India

India's first professional football club FC Kochin wasn't allowed to enter the competition because the AIFF was against the participation of a club, which hadn't participated in a local league yet! The AIFF varified the matter through world governing body FIFA, who confirmed the AIFF stand.

Zonal Qualifiers:
South Zone: in Kochi, Kerala & Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Quarterfinals 13-May-97: State Bank of Travancore _-_ Telecom, Karnataka 14-May-97: Integral Coach Factory _-_ Electricity SRC, Pondicherry 15-May-97: SBI, Hyderabad, AP _-_ MEG, Bangalore 16-May-97: Indian Bank, Chennai _-_ Kerala team 2 Semifinals: 17-May-97: State Bank of Travancore _-_ winner match C 19-May-97: Integral Coach Factory _-_ winner match D - State Bank of Travancore and Integral Coach Factory qualify for Pre-Quarterfinals
West Zone: in Ahmedabad, Gujarat; Mumbai, Maharashtra & Goa. Quarterfinals 15-May-97: Immaculate Group, Gujarat _-_ Nivea Club, Rajasthan 16-May-97: Sesa Sports Club, Goa _-_ Air-India, Mumbai 17-May-97: Churchill Brothers SC _-_ Union Bank of India, Mumbai 20-May-97: Marmagao Port Trust SC _-_ Bank of India, Mumbai Semifinals: 21-May-97: winner match A _-_ Churchill Brothers SC 22-May-97: winner match B _-_ Marmagao Port Trust SC - Churchill Brothers SC and Marmagao Port Trust SC qualify for Pre-Quarterfinals
North Zone: in Chandigarh. Quarterfinals 15-May-97: Haryana Police _-_ Himalayan Tigers, Himachal Pradesh 16-May-97: Punjab Police _-_ Young Heroes, Uttar Pradesh 17-May-97: Shastri Club, Delhi _-_ Punjab State Electricity Board 19-May-97: Jammu&Kashmir Bank _-_ Hindustan Club, Delhi Semifinals: 20-May-97: winner match A _-_ winner match C 21-May-97: Punjab Police _-_ winner match D Final: 22-May-97: winner match X _-_ Punjab Police - Punjab Police qualify for Pre-Quarterfinals
East Zone: in Calcutta, Bengal; Cuttack, Orissa & Patna, Bihar. Quarterfinals 12-May-97: Eastern Railway SC, _-_ Peerless SC, Calcutta 13-May-97: Tata Football Academy 6-0 Sikkim Boys Club [2xSheikh Sanjib, 2xKesto Ghosh, Nitin Pradhan, James Singh] 14-May-97: Mohammedan Sporting Club 4-1 Orissa Police [M: 2xSomnath Pramanick, Sanjay Majhi; O: ?] 15-May-97: Tollygunge Agragami _-_ Jorba Durga Club, Orissa Semifinals: 16-May-97: Tata Football Academy _-_ Mohammedan Sporting Club 17-May-97: Eastern Railway SC _-_ winner match C - Mohammedan Sporting Club and Eastern Railway SC qualify for Pre-Quarterfinals
North-East Zone: in Diphu, Assam. Quarterfinals 11-May-97: Maharana AC, Assam _-_ Bloodmouth, Agartala 12-May-97: Mizo Highlanders, Mizoram _-_ United FC, Nagaland 13-May-97: Team 2 Manipur _-_ Smith SC, Meghalaya 14-May-97: Oil India Limited, Assam _-_ Team 1 Manipur Semifinals: 15-May-97: winner match A _-_ winner match C 16-May-97: Mizo Highlanders, Mizoram _-_ winner match D Final: 18-May-97: winner match X _-_ Mizo Highlanders, Mizoram - Mizo Highlanders qualify for Pre-Quarterfinals
Pre-Quarterfinals:
14-Jun-97: Mohammedan Sporting 7-6 Kerala Police [after penalties] [M: 90 Sanjay Mahji; K: 3 V Pappachan] 14-Jun-97: East Bengal Club 3-0 Integral Coach Factory [57 Naushad Moosa, 61 Renedy Singh, 69 Saravanan] 15-Jun-97: Border Security Force 2-0 Marmagao Port Trust SC [10 Prashanta Das, 68 Abhay Mahato] 15-Jun-97: Salgaocar Sports Club 6-0 Mizo Highlanders 17-Jun-97: Mohun Bagan AC 5-4 Punjab Police [after penalties] [M: 20 Basudeb Mondal; P: 55 Narender Kumar] 18-Jun-97: Eastern Railway SC 0-2 Indian Telephone Industries [74,88 Kennethraj] 21-Jun-97: Dempo Sports Club 2-0 State Bank Travancore [10 Rajesh Meetei, 80 Francis Silviera] 22-Jun-97: Churchill Brothers SC 4-2 JCT Mills [after penalties] [C: Tejinder Kumar; J: 36 Jasbir Singh]
Quarterfinals:
29-Jun-96: Mohun Bagan AC 6-0 Churchill Brothers SC [36 Basudeb Mondal, 43,47,73,83 Chima Okerie, 75 Abdul Khalique] 05-Jul-97: Salgaocar SC 5-4 Border Security Force [after penalties] [S: 45 Bruno Coutinho; B: 27 Prashanta Das] 06-Jul-97: East Bengal 4-0 Mohammedan Sporting Club [4,? Nazimul Haque, 20 Naushad Moosa, 26 Baichung Bhutia] 09-Jul-97: Dempo Sports Club 2-1 Indian Telephone Industries [D: 6 Joao Soares, 21 Anderson Rebeiro; I: 26 Sudhakar]
Semifinals:
12-Jul-97: Salgaocar SC 1-0 Dempo Sports Club 13-Jul-97: East Bengal Club 4-1 Mohun Bagan AC [E: 25 Nazimul Haque,46,85,88 Baichung Bhutia; M: 66 Chima Okerie]
Third Place Playoff:
15-Jul-97: Mohun Bagan AC 3-1 Dempo Sports Club [M: 11,70 Abdul Khalique, 52 Chima Okerie; D: 62 Joao Soares]
Final:
20-Jul-97: East Bengal Club 1-2 Salgaocar SC [after extratime] [E: 83 Samuel Omollo; S: 23,92 Bruno Coutinho]

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