Bengaluru FC have consistently reached milestones since their inception in 2013. Two I-League titles in three years, the Federation Cup crown in their debut appearance in the competition, and now, continental glory awaits the team.
The Indian football club take on Iraq's Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya at Doha's Suhaim bin Hamad Stadium in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup 2016 final on Saturday. The occasion is historic, making the game simply unmissable for anyone who has been following Indian football for a long time or for any youngster starting to show an interest in the game in India, thanks to the inspiration earned from the meteoric rise of Bengaluru FC or legacy clubs like Mohun Bagan and East Bengal or the Indian Super League.
Whatever happens on Saturday, all the sports associations and clubs in the country, as well as general sports aficionados and football lovers from all over Asia will make a point not to miss catching up the AFC Cup 2016 final.
In India, the excitement is at an all-time high as the intensity we witnessed during the AFC Cup 2016 semi finals at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru last month gives us reasons enough to believe that Super Saturday will live up to its billing in every way. Public screenings on TV are being organised in several pubs and restaurants across India, giving football fans in India the perfect opportunity to enjoy the game. And cheer loud for Bengaluru FC and the likes of Sunil Chhetri and Eugeneson Lyngdoh.
Pubs organising the screening of the AFC Cup 2016 final in India
Date: November 5, 2016
Bangalore: The Open Box (St. Mark's Road, Ashok Nagar)
Time: 8 pm IST onwards.
Pune: Aufside at Hotfut (Kumar Pacific Mall)
Time: 6 pm IST onwards.
Goa: Acacia Palms Resort, Colva (Colva Beach)
Time: 9 pm IST onwards.
Mumbai: 3 Wise Monkeys (in Khar and Vashi)
Mangalore: London Street (City Centre Mall, Hampankatta)