After a grueling group stage, four teams have deservedly sealed semi-final berths.
Churchill Brothers put aside their disastrous I-League form to win all three of their games.
With Odafa Okolie back in form for Mohun Bagan, it will be a rasping clash between him and the Churchill strike force, who now have former World-cupper Anthony Wolfe to lead their attack.
In the other match, Dempo lock horns with Sporting Clube de Goa later in the day after securing a semi-final berth because of a better goal difference. It will also be a face-off between shrewd tacticians Arthur Papas and Oscar Bruzon.
With the group stages concluded, the tournament also bids adieu to Manjeri, where large crowds were present at every match. The next three games will now be played in Kochi, where the attendance has been paltry so far.
The final of the 35th edition will be played on January 25.
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