The eagerly-awaited tournament launch for the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) is almost here and is set to kick off on August 27 in Mumbai after a great response from colleges and schools across the country. Following the launch in Mumbai for all categories, Delhi and Kolkata take centre-stage on September 1 as they kick-start their opening matches.
The football tournament for both schools and colleges - with the exception of the Kolkata leg which will only include the college category - will begin with a knockout format until the participants have been narrowed down to 32 teams.
These teams will be divided into eights groups of four each with the top two from every group qualifying for the next round. The round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final will see the remaining sides tussle it out in one-off knockout matches against one other.