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Khelo India University Games 2021 football: 16 teams to fight for gold in men’s and women’s matches - watch live

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The football event of the Khelo India University Games 2021 is set to begin on April 24 at the Jain Sports School in Bengaluru.

The women’s football event at KIUG 2021 will begin from Sunday, April 24 while the men’s tournament will commence on Monday, April 25.

This is the second edition of the Khelo India University Games after the inaugural edition back in 2020. The 2021 edition was pushed to 2022 due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Chandigarh’s Panjab University, the overall defending champions of the Khelo India University Games, will begin their football event with a men’s game against Punjabi University of Patiala.

The women’s and men’s category will have two groups - A and B - with four teams each. The matches will be played in a round-robin format with teams playing against each other once in their respective groups.

The semi-final fixtures of the football event of Khelo India University Games 2021 will begin on April 30 for the women’s category and for men on May 1.

The bronze medal and gold medal fixtures for women will be played on Monday, May 2 whereas the men’s bronze and gold medal matches are scheduled for Tuesday, May 3.

Khelo India University Games 2021 football groups

Men’s football groups

Group A

Adamas University

University of Calcutta

University of Calicut

University of Kerala

Group B

Mahathma Gandhi University

Sant Baba Bagh Singh University

Panjab University

Punjabi University

Women’s football groups

Group A

Annamalai University

Bharathidasan University

Madurai Kamaraj University

Vidyasagar University

Group B

Chaudhary Bansi Lal University

Guru Nanak Dev University

Lovely Professional University

Utkal University

Khelo India University Games 2021 football schedule and match times

All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST) 

Sunday, April 24

Annamalai University vs Bharathidasan University, women’s Pool A - 9:00 AM IST

Guru Nanak Dev University vs Utkal University, women’s Pool B - 9:00 AM IST

Vidyasagar University vs Madurai Kamaraj University, women’s Pool A - 2:00 PM IST

Chaudhary Bansi Lal University vs Lovely Professional University, women’s Pool B - 2:00 PM IST

Monday, April 25

University of Kerala vs University of Calcutta, men’s Pool A - 9:00 AM IST

Sant Baba Bagh Singh University vs Mahatma Gandhi University, men’s Pool B - 9:00 AM IST

Adamas University vs University of Calicut, men’s Pool A - 2:00 PM IST

Punjabi University (Patiala) vs Panjab University (Chandigarh), men’s Pool B - 2:00 PM IST

Tuesday, April 26

Bharathidasan University vs Vidyasagar University, women’s Pool A - 9:00 AM IST

Utkal University vs Chaudhary Bansi Lal University, women’s Pool B - 9:00 AM IST

Madurai Kamaraj University vs Annamalai University, women’s Pool A - 2:00 PM IST

Lovely Professional University vs Guru Nanak Dev University, women’s Pool B - 2:00 PM IST

Wednesday, April 27

University of Calcutta vs Adamas University, men’s Pool A - 9:00 AM IST

Mahatma Gandhi University vs Punjabi University (Patiala), men’s Pool B - 9:00 AM IST

University of Calicut vs University of Kerala, men’s Pool A - 2:00 PM IST

Panjab University (Chandigarh) vs Sant Baba Bagh Singh University, men’s Pool B - 2:00 PM IST

Thursday, April 28

Annamalai University vs Vidyasagar University, women’s Pool A - 9:00 AM IST

Guru Nanak Dev University vs Chaudhary Bansi Lal University, women’s Pool B - 9:00 AM IST

Madurai Kamaraj University vs Bharathidasan University, women’s Pool A - 2:00 PM IST

Lovely Professional University vs Utkal University, women’s Pool B - 2:00 PM IST

Friday, April 29

UNIVERSITY OF KERALA Vs ADAMAS UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF CALICUT Vs UNIVERSITY OF CULCUTTA
SANT BABA BHAGH SINGH UNIVERSITY Vs PUNJABI UNIVERSITY
PUNJAB UNIVERSITY, CHANDIGARH Vs MAHATHMA GANDHI UNIVERISY

University of Kerala vs Adamas University, men’s Pool A - 9:00 AM IST

Sant Baba Bagh Singh University vs Punjabi University (Patiala), men’s Pool B - 9:00 AM IST

University of Calicut vs  University of Calcutta, men’s Pool A - 2:00 PM IST

Panjab University (Chandigarh) vs Mahatma Gandhi University, men’s Pool B - 2:00 PM IST

Saturday, April 30

Group A winner vs Group B runner-up, women’s semi-final 1 - TBC

Group B winner vs Group A runner-up, women’s semi-final 2 - TBC

Sunday, May 1

Group A winner vs Pool B runner-up, men’s semi-final 1 - TBC

Group B winner vs Pool A runner-up, men’s semi-final 2 - TBC

Monday, May 2

Semi-final 1 loser vs semi-final 2 loser, women's bronze medal
Semi-final 1 winner vs semi-final 2 winner, women's gold medal

Tuesday, May 3

Semi-final 1 loser vs semi-final 2 loser, men's bronze medal
Semi-final 1 winner vs semi-final 2 winner, men's gold medal

Where to watch Khelo India University Games 2021 football live in India?

Khelo India University Games 2021’s football event will be telecast live on the Doordarshan Sports TV channel in India. Only the bronze medal and gold medal matches will be televised.

Live streaming of KIUG 2021’s football matches will be available on Prasar Bharati’s YouTube channel.

Featured photo: Khelo India

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