In the history of their encounters in the tournament, Goa and Services have clashed 11 times. Goa has had the upper hand with five wins, while Services has claimed victory in three matches.

Despite being miles away from its traditional base, Goa has garnered immense support in this football-enthused state. As they face the formidable Services in the Santosh Trophy final, they’re banking on this robust fanbase for an extra push towards victory. The aim is to reclaim the prestigious title at the 77th National Football Championship, emphasizing the power of local backing in their quest for glory.

The Santosh Trophy final at the Golden Jubilee Stadium features a highly anticipated match between former champions Goa and Services. Both teams have shown exceptional form, overcoming tough competitors like Mizoram and Manipur.

Goa, undefeated in 11 matches, boasts a team from the Second Division national league, demonstrating remarkable talent and resilience, especially in their comeback against Manipur. Services, entering its 12th final, seeks its seventh title and aims to avenge a group-stage loss to Goa. The historical head-to-head favours Goa slightly, setting the stage for a thrilling contest.

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