2015–16 Indian Federation Cup

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2015–16 Federation Cup
Country India
Dates30 April 2016–21 May 2016
Teams8
ChampionsMohun Bagan
(14th title)
Runners-upAizawl
AFC CupMohun Bagan
Matches played13
Goals scored40 (3.08 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Jeje Lalpekhlua
(8 goals)
Best playerJeje Lalpekhlua
All statistics correct as of 21 May 2016.

The 2015–16 Indian Federation Cup, also known as 2015–16 Hero Federation Cup due to sponsorship reasons was the 37th edition of the Federation Cup, the main national football cup competition in India. The tournament was held from 30 April 2016 to 21 May 2016. Top 8 teams from 2015–16 I-League participated in the tournament. Ten Sports Network, the Official Broadcaster of Hero Federation Cup 2016 will telecast only the Semi-finals and the Final match while Knockout stage matches will be streamed live on I-league website.

Bengaluru FC were the reigning champions of the Federation Cup, having won the tournament in 2015. However, they were upset in the quarter-finals by 8th placed Aizawl.

All matches except the final were played as two-legged tie on home and away basis, with the application of the away goals rule. The final was played as a single match at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in Guwahati.[1]

The final was played between Mohun Bagan and Aizawl on 21 May 2016. Mohun Bagan defeated Aizawl 5–0 to clinch their record 14th title, making them the most successful club in the history of the competition.[2]

Background[edit]

In 2015, All India Football Federation decided to scrap Federation Cup due to congested calendar with I-League and Indian Super League occupying a large part of the calendar, but after Asian Football Confederation mandated that a club must play 18 matches in the season, AIFF decided to revive the tournament.[3]

Teams[edit]

Following teams have qualified for Federation Cup:

Rounds and dates[edit]

The tournament will be played between top 8 teams of 2015–16 I-League as the knock-out tournament on home and away basis.[4]

Round Match date(s) Number of fixtures Teams
Quarter finals 30 April/ 1 May/ 2 May 2016 – 3 May/ 4 May/ 5 May 2016 8 8
Semi-finals 8 May/ 10 May 2016 – 14 May/ 15 May 2016 4 4
Final 21 May 2016 1 2

Bracket[edit]

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                             
Bengaluru FC 1 2 3  
Aizawl 2 3 5  
  Aizawl (a) 0 2 2  
  Sporting Goa 0 2 2  
Sporting Goa 1 1 2
  Mumbai 0 0 0  
    Aizawl 0
  Mohun Bagan 5
  East Bengal 1 2 3  
Shillong Lajong (aet) 2 2 4  
  Shillong Lajong 0 0 0
  Mohun Bagan 5 0 5  
Mohun Bagan 3 4 7
  Salgaocar 2 0 2  

Quarter-finals[edit]

Aizawl2–1Bengaluru FC
Jaryan Goal 38'
Sunday Goal 90'
Report Lyngdoh Goal 15'
Salgaocar2–3Mohun Bagan
Scott Goal 26'
Mbarga Goal 30'
Report Jeje Goal 1'86'
A. Das Goal 77'

Bengaluru FC2–3Aizawl
Vineeth Goal 28'
Chhetri Goal 74' (pen.)
Report Sunday Goal 26'37'
Lalrinmuana Goal 49'
Mohun Bagan4–0Salgaocar
Katsumi Goal 25'
Norde Goal 45+1'52'
Jeje Goal 90+4'
Report

Semi-finals[edit]

Mohun Bagan5–0Shillong Lajong
Jeje Goal 40'51'56'
B.Singh Goal 45'
Azharuddin Goal 86'
Report

Final[edit]

Mohun Bagan5–0Aizawl
Norde Goal 48'
D. Singh Goal 59'
Jeje Goal 73'88'
B. Singh Goal 83'
Report

Goalscorers[edit]

8 Goals:

4 Goals:

3 Goals:

2 Goals:

1 Goal:

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date Ref
India Jeje Lalpekhlua Mohun Bagan Shillong Lajong 5–0 8 May 2016 [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guwahati to host Federation Cup final". sentinelassam.com. Archived from the original on 2 June 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Mohun Bagan win 2016 Federation Cup with 5-0 rout of Aizawl FC". sportskeeda.com. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  3. ^ "AIFF decides to bring back Federation Cup". 27 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Federation Cup from April 30". 2 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Jeje hat-trick virtually guarantees Mariners' progress". goal.com. Retrieved 8 May 2016.

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