Stats have been against us since the start of the tournament. We were not fancied when we started the campaign and many doubted us to even make it past the qualifiers.
But now we are in the final. We have considered every game as a final since arriving here and on Sunday, it will be the same.
For West Bengal, the hosts will be looking to reverse their defeat to Kerala from the group stage. Whoever wins needs to earn the trophy by playing well.
Coming into the match, West Bengal had the league's best defense, only conceding twice throughout the tournament while Kerala have scored the most goals during the competition.
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After extra time Kerala won 4—2 on penalties. Kerala beat defending champions Bengal on penalties after the final ended in extra time to win the 72nd edition of the Santosh Trophy football tournament at the Vivekananda Yuvabharati Krirangan here on Sunday.
It will be a clash of similar styles when defending champions Bengal face Kerala in the summit clash of 72nd Santosh Trophy at the Salt Lake Stadium on Sunday.
Kerala stormed into the Santosh Trophy final after a gap of five years, snuffing out Mizoram's challenge on Friday to set up a summit clash with hosts and defending champions Bengal.
Punjab remained on course for a semi-final berth with a come-from-behind victory over Karnataka in a Group B match of the Santosh Trophy at the Howrah stadium on Monday.
With three wins from as many matches, Kerala and Bengal are tied on nine points each but the former are on top of the group table on goal difference.
Kerala stormed into the semi-finals of the 72nd Santosh Trophy beating Maharashtra in a Group A encounter at the Howrah stadium here on Sunday.
Having beaten Chandigarh in their Group A opener, Kerala look set to cruise into the semifinals, while Manipur are out of contention after two losses and a draw.
In a match which Mizoram totally dominated and could have won by a bigger margin, Lal Romawia scored two goals to take his tally to four while Lalbiakhlua, Malsawmdawng Liana and F Lalrinpuia netted one each.
It was the second straight loss for Armando Colaco's boys, hurting their chances of claiming a semi-final berth from the five-team group.
Coach Armando Colaco took a dig at his players after Goa suffered their second straight defeat in the Santosh Trophy on Thursday, jeopardising chances of making the semis.
Bengal turned on the style in the second half as they recovered from a goal down to thrash Maharashtra in their Santosh Trophy Group A match at the Howrah Stadium on Wednesday.
Continuing their rampaging run, defending champions Bengal routed Maharashtra for their second successive victory in the Santosh Trophy, the national football championship, on Wednesday.
Mizoram produced a stunning upset to down six-time champions Goa , while an own goal by Odisha gave Punjab a lucky win, in the group B opening fixtures of the national football championship for the 72nd Santosh Trophy here on Tuesday.
Bengal began their title defence with a blanking of Manipur, while Kerala hammered Chandigarh on the opening day of the national football championship for the 72nd Santosh Trophy on Monday.
The national football championship for the Santosh Trophy may have lost its sheen to the likes of I-League and Indian Super League, but two-time winning coach Shabbir Ali feels it remains a supply line of players at the national level.
Their preparation hampered due to unavailability of players, time champions Bengal were faced with the onerous task of maintaining a terrific home record as they geared up to open their Santosh Trophy campaign against Manipur on Monday.
After a superb show by Tamil Nadu goalkeeper Manikandan M, who kept a clean sheet, Kerala survived some anxious moments before forcing a goalless draw that helped them book a berth in the final round of the National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy.
Tamil Nadu laboured to a a victory against Andhra Pradesh to set up an interesting final day's action with favourites Kerala in the South Zone leg of the Santosh Trophy football championship here on Saturday.
The young volunteer in charge of the scoreboard at the Football Stadium had a tough time on Thursday as Kerala pumped in as many as seven goals against a hapless Andhra Pradesh to open their campaign in the South Zone Santosh Trophy qualifiers.
Former champions Services and Kerala will start as favourites to progress to the final round of the Santosh Trophy as the South Zone qualifiers begin at the Football Stadium on Wednesday.
There will also be a logo change, where the famous elephant may be retired. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed optimism that Mizoram would continue to produce sportspersons who would excel on the world stage.
The Santosh Trophy is an association football knock-out competition contested by the regional state associations and government institutions under the All India Football Federation AIFF , the sport's governing body in India.
Before the start of the first national club league, the National Football League, in , the Santosh Trophy was considered the top domestic championship in India.
Many players who have represented India internationally played and gained notoriety while playing in the Santosh Trophy. The tournament is held every year with 31 teams who are divided into groups and who must qualify for the tournament proper through the preliminary round.
The current champion is Services, who won their fifth title during the edition. The runner-up trophy was also donated by an ex-IFA president, S.
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