Riviera 11th Independence Cup Football will begin from today at Birshreshtha Shaheed Sepoy Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium with two matches billed for the opening day.
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni, MP, is expected to inaugurate the tournament as the chief guest.
On the first day of the tournament, Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra will take on Uttar Baridhara Club in one of the group B opening matches at 3.30 pm while Lieutenant Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club meet Air Force Football team in the second match of opening day’s fixture at 6 pm. On the following day (Sunday), Mohammedan Sporting Club will play against Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra at 4 pm while Saif Sporting Club face Bangladesh Army Football team at 6 pm. Fifteen teams, twelve teams from premier league and three services teams, split into four groups, will take part in the prestigious Independence Cup.
The top two teams from each group will qualify for the quarterfinals which will be followed by the semifinals and the final. The final of the tournament is slated on December 18.