CHANDIGARH, JULY 5 : Holders Orissa are clubbed with Karnataka, Jammu & Kashmir and Andhra Pradesh in cluster V of the 9th Junior National Football Championship for Girls which will be hosted by the Chandigarh Football Association at the Punjab Engineering College ground here from July 15 to 30..
Last year’s runners-up Manipur are in Cluster VI along with Chhattisgarh and Delhi. The preliminary round will be played from July 15 to 20, while the quarter-finals will be held from July 21 to 26.
Both the semi-final will be played on July 28 and the grand finale will take place on July 30.
As many as 27 states will vie for the top honours and the teams have been divided into eight clusters.
Chandigarh, Jharkhand, Pondicherry and Bihar are in cluster IV. Chandigarh will open their campaign with a match against Bihar on July 15. Their next preliminary cluster round matches are against Pudicherry on July 17 and against Jharkhand on July 19.
Cluster I: Tamilnadu, Madhya Pradesh & Uttar Pradesh.
Cluster II: Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala & Sikkim.
Cluster III: Haryana, Mizoram & Gujarat.
Cluster IV: Jharkhand, Chandigarh, Pondicherry & Bihar.
Cluster V: Orissa, Karnataka, Jammu & Kashmir & Andhra Pradesh.
Cluster VI: Manipur, Chhattisgarh & Delhi .
Cluster VII: Assam, Uttarakhand & Maharashtra .
Cluster VIII: Tripura, West Bengal, Punjab & Rajasthan..