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Super Cup match called off after Minerva s boycott, play unlikely on Sat also

The country s premier knock-out football tournament, Super Cup, was on Friday thrown into jeopardy after Minerva Punjab did not turn up for the first match of the qualification round, prompting the national federation to describe it as a crazy and unacceptable move. Former I-League champions Minerva did not take the field on Friday against Indian Super League side Pune City FC. The Punjab side had also skipped the mandatory pre-match press conference on Thursday. However, Friday s second qualification round match between ISL side Kerala Blasters and I-League club Indian Arrows, a developmental team of All India Football Federation (AIFF), took place at the Kalinga Stadium. The situation is set to get worsen on Saturday as I-League sides Gokulam Kerala and Aizawl FC said they will not play their respective qualification round matches against Delhi Dynamos and Chennaiyin FC. Gokulam and Aizawl did not turn up for pre-match press conference on Friday. Aizawl FC said that they will ...

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