Match Preview: Mumbai City FC vs Indian Arrows
The 2017-18 season of the Indian Super League is behind us. It’s time to hit the reset button with the brand new Hero Super Cup knocking at the door. By virtue of finishing outside the top 6, Mumbai City FC will face the young colts of the Indian Arrows in a qualifier encounter on Friday, 16 March at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar.
With 16 teams participating in the Hero Super Cup, 12 spots have already been reserved in the tournament of the top 6 teams in both, the I League and the Indian Super League. The four qualifying games here in Bhubaneshwar will round up the participation list for the knockout competition.
With qualification to the main stage of the tournament in sights, Alexandre Guimaraes’ boys have regrouped and arrived in the capital of the state of Odisha.
Where to watch it:
The game will kick off at 5pm IST and will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network, Hotstar and Jio TV for all viewers in India. For our global fans, you can follow all the live action on our official Twitter account - @MumbaiCityFC.
With the regulations of the Hero Super Cup requiring only six foreign players in the squad, Mumbai City FC have left out Gerson Vieira and Thiago Santos from the original list of 8.
For the Indian Arrows, no injuries are reported as head coach Luis Norton de Matos has announced a clean bill of health for tomorrow’s clash.
This will be the first encounter between the sides and Mumbai City FC’s first ever game against an opposition from the I League.
With the qualifiers kicking off today, three other games will take place between today and tomorrow, all at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar.
The other qualifying fixtures are:
Thursday, 15th March
Delhi Dynamos FC vs Churchill Brothers FC (5pm)
NorthEast United FC vs Gokulam Kerala FC (8pm)
Friday, 16th March
ATK vs Chennai City FC (8pm)