Santosh Trophy football qualifying matches from Jan 5 to 10  

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Kozhikode : The preliminary round of matches to decide the qualifying teams from South Zone for the Santosh Trophy Football tournament 2017 will be held between January 5 to 10 next.

 Kerala Football Federation(KFA) General Secretary P Anil Kumar said eight participating teams, including hosts Kerala, are placed in two groups.

Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Puduherry have been placed in Group A while group ‘B’ comprises Tamil Nadu, Services, Telangana and Lakshadweep.

In the inaugural group ‘A’ matches on January 5, Kerala will take on Puduherry at 2.30 p m while Karnataka will face Andhra Pradesh in the second match at 4.30 p m.

A total number of 12 matches will be played among the eight participating teams and one from each group will qualify for the next stage.