FAO Super Cup Final: Sports Odisha to face Sunrise Club

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Last Updated August 28, 2023

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Bhubaneswar, August 28: Sports Odisha will take on Sunrise Club in the final of the FAO Super Cup 2023 on Wednesday at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack.

However, both teams had to overcome stiff challenges in their respective semi-final encounters to reach the summit clash. Both semis were played on Sunday.

In the first semi battle, Sports Odisha and Rising Star Club failed to beat the rival team's goalkeeper in the first half. After the interval, both sides were desperate to score. The allotted 90-minute play ended with both sides scoring a goal each and both goals were being netted in the second half.

In the t he extra-time, despite intense fight for supremacy, neither team could score more.  In the penalty shootout,  Sports Odisha held their nerves to eventually win the semi-final clash with a 4-3 score-line.

In the other semi-final, Sunrise Cub Orissa and Radha Mohan Club too fought with equal brilliance. Sunrise Club took the lead with a solitary goal lead in the first half, however Radha Mohan fought back and scored the equaliser in the second half.

With both sides failing to change the score-line in the Extra Time, the match was eventually decided in the tie-breaker. Ultimately, Sports Odisha prevailed with a 5-4 penalty shootout score and booked their berth in the final, revealed Football Association of Odisha sources. 

The final would be played on Wednesday at the same venue (Barabati Stadium, Cuttack) and the match would begin at  6 pm, FAO sources added. 

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