2012 IFA Shield

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2012 IFA Shield begins on March 3, 2012. Pune FC along with six other I-League teams participating in the 116th edition.[1] Brazilian Premier League famous team Botafogo has come here to play in the 116th edition of the Shield.[2]


In Group 'A' East Bengal will with Shillong Lajong FC and Bhowanipur SC :: In Gr. "B" Brazilian side Botafogo with Chirag United Kerala and Southern Samity :: In Gr. 'C' Pune FC with Pailan Arrows and Ar-Hima Club and in Gr. ' D ' Prayag United with Mumbai FC and Aryan club.


Pune FC were held by minnows Pailan Arrows, while Southern Samity stunned I-League side United Kerala.[3] East Bengal pip Bhowanipore Club 2-1 in the 116th IFA Shield opener at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata.[4]

Pune FC Won 3–0 over Ar Hima F.C..East Bengal won the trophy by pipping Prayag united by 4-2 vbia tie-breaker.[5]


  1. ^ Football | Pune FC in Group-C for IFA Shield. Espnstar.Com (2012-03-03). Retrieved on 2012-03-17.
  2. ^ Indian Football News. Kolkatafootball.Com (2012-03-02). Retrieved on 2012-03-17.
  3. ^ Pune draws with Arrows in IFA Shield. Zeenews.india.com (2012-03-04). Retrieved on 2012-03-17.
  4. ^ IFA Shield: East Bengal edge Bhowanipore Club 2-1 – Rediff.com Sports. Rediff.com (2012-03-03). Retrieved on 2012-03-17.
  5. ^ Pune FC thrash Ar-Hima 3-0 in IFA Shield – The Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2012-03-06). Retrieved on 2012-03-17.