Two Indian clubs in the fray as AFC Cup 2021 action beckons

Kolkata, Aug 13 (Agency) Indian club football action returns this August with the arrival of the AFC Cup 2021, with potentially two Indian clubs – ATK Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru FC in action in the competition’s Group Stage (South) from August 18-24, 2021. Group D consists of ATK Mohun Bagan FC, Maziya Sports & Recreation from the Maldives, and Bangladeshi side Bashundhara Kings, along with the winner of the South Asia Play-Off match between Bengaluru FC, who are 2016 AFC Cup runners-up, and Maldives’ Club Eagles. The play-off fixture will take place on August 15, 2021, in Male. ATK Mohun Bagan is direct entrant to the group stage of the AFC Cup 2021 by being a winner of the Hero I-League 2019-20, after they agree to form a joint venture, and will be confident of making a mark on the continental stage and move forward together.

The Group D fixtures are as below:
August 18: Bashundhara Kings vs Maziya Sports & Recreation
August 18: ATK Mohun Bagan vs Bengaluru FC/Club Eagles
August 21: Maziya Sports & Recreation vs ATK Mohun Bagan
August 21: Bengaluru FC/Club Eagles vs Bashundhara Kings
August 24: Maziya Sports & Recreation vs Bengaluru FC/Club Eagles
August 24: ATK Mohun Bagan vs Bashundhara Kings