AFC Cup 2017 schedule: Fixtures, dates, venues for Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru FC matches

Sayantan Maitra
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Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru FC -- the only Indian football sides who enjoyed quite an impressive run in the AFC Cup last year, are back at it again. Can the I-League defending champions BFC, who made history by becoming the finalists in the Asian competition last year, lift the title this time around?

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Well, that remains to be seen as the AFC Cup 2017 group campaign for Bagan and BFC get under way from Tuesday, March 14.

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This time around, both the Indian football sides are drawn alongside each other in the AFC Cup 2017 group stages and it will be interesting to note whether Mohun Bagan or Bengaluru FC progresses to the next round.

Unfortunately, only one team can progress from the group, making things very tough.

Mohun Bagan and BFC are grouped in the South Asia Zone (Group E) in the competition, alongside Maldives side Maziya and Bangladesh side Dhaka Abahani. Following the round-robin home and away matches, the winners as well as the best runners-up from only the West Asia Zone and the ASEAN Zone will advance to the Zonal semi-finals.

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As for the Central Asia Zone, the South Asia Zone, and the East Asia Zone, only the group winners will advance to the  Inter-zone play-off semi-finals.

AFC Cup 2017 schedule:

Mohun Bagan

Date  Team A   Team B Time  Venue
March 14 Bengaluru FC v Mohun Bagan 7 pm IST Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore
April 4 Mohun Bagan v Dhaka Abahani TBD Rabindra Sarobar Stadium
April 18 Mohun Bagan v Maziya TBD Rabindra Sarobar Stadium
May 3 Maziya v Mohun Bagan TBD Maldives National Stadium
May 17 Mohun Bagan v Bengaluru FC TBD Rabindra Sarobar Stadium
May 31 Dhaka Abahani v Mohun Bagan TBD Bangabandhu Stadium

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Bengaluru FC

Date Team A   Team B Time Venue
March 14 Bengaluru FC v Mohun Bagan 7 pm IST Sree Kanteerava Stadium
April 4 Maziya v Bengaluru FC TBD Maldives National Stadium
April 18 Bengaluru FC v Dhaka Abahani 7 pm IST Sree Kanteerava Stadium
May 3 Dhaka Abahani  v Bengaluru FC TBD Bangabandhu Stadium
May 17 Mohun Bagan v Bengaluru FC TBD Rabindra Sarobar Stadium
May 31 Bengaluru FC v Maziya 7 pm IST Sree Kanteerava Stadium

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