The 66th Edition of National Football Championship, for the Santosh Trophy 2012, will kick off in Orissa from May 11th to 28th, 2012.
There are a total of 25 teams, which have been divided into seven clusters with last year’s quarter-finalists West Bengal, Punjab, Manipur, Goa, Services, Chhattisgarh, Railways and Tamil Nadu including host Orissa earning direct qualification for the Groups Quarter Final rounds.
The preliminary round matches will start from 11th of May to 16th of May, while the quarterfinal round matches will kick off from 18th of May to 23rd of May.
Meghalaya is placed in Cluster III alongside Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh and Pondicherry.
Both the semifinals will be held simultaneously at Cuttack on May 25. The final would be held on May 28.
|Cluster I||Jharkhand, Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar, Gujarat||Sambhalpur|
|Cluster II||Kerala, Tripura, Himanchal Pradesh||Cuttack|
|Cluster III||Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Pondicherry||Baragarh|
|Cluster IV||Jammu & Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra||Cuttack|
|Cluster V||Karnataka, Nagaland, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh||Bhubaneswar|
|Cluster VI||Uttarakhand, Mizoram, Rajasthan||Cuttack|
|Cluster VII||Haryana,Sikkim, Assam, Daman & Diu||Bhubaneswar|