Goa will play Punjab in the first semi-final of the Santosh Trophy on Friday morning according to information from the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Competition directors office.
Punjab finished on top of Group B and Karnataka finished second after the final rounds of the group were played on Wednesday.
Goa who stood second in Group A will now play Punjab on Friday morning. “AIFF received a request from GFA that their semi-final be played in the morning so as to allow most of their team players to be able to participate in the Good Friday services in the afternoon. The request was immediately accepted,” stated an AIFF source.
Karnataka and Service will play the second semifinals in the evening and the finals are slated for Sunday April 21.