The I-League second division has reached its final round that will eventually decide which team will attain promotion to the upcoming season's I-League.
Real Kashmir FC and Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) FC qualified as winners from their respective groups in the preliminary stage of the competition that involved 18 teams divided into three groups.
Whereas Ozone FC Bengaluru were handed a spot among the top four as Kerala Blasters B team, an Indian Super League (ISL) reserve side had finished on top of their group. Hindustan FC, meanwhile, made it through as the best second-best team.
All the final round games are going to be played in a single leg format at Bengaluru's FSV Arena and the top team will be crowned champions with an opportunity to ply their trade in the first division I-League.
According to the rules, if two or more teams are tied on points, then the following will be taken into account in order of preference.
1. Greater number of points obtained in head-to-head matches between the respective teams.
2. Greater goal difference in head-to-head matches between the respective teams.
3. Greater number of goals scored in head-to-head matches between the respective teams.
4. Goal-difference in all matches.
5. Greater number of goals scored in all matches.
6. Drawing of lots.
Final round fixtures
|May 24||Hindustan FC vs. TRAU FC||13:30||FSV Arena, Bengaluru|
|May 24||Ozone FC vs. Real Kashmir||17:45||FSV Arena, Bengaluru|
|May 27||Ozone FC vs. Hindustan FC||13:30||FSV Arena, Bengaluru|
|May 27||Real Kashmir vs. TRAU FC||17:45||FSV Arena, Bengaluru|
|May 30||TRAU FC vs. Ozone FC||13:30||FSV Arena, Bengaluru|
|May 30||Real Kashmir vs. Hindustan FC||17:45||FSV Arena, Bengaluru|