Foreign players from East Bengal and Mohun Bagan arrive in Delhi, leaving for Amsterdam on Tuesday

KOLKATA: Eastern bengal and Mohun Bagan's stranded foreign players and coaches have reached New Delhi safely by bus from Kolkata and have checked in to a hotel near the airport, Eastern bengal 's Spanish coach Mario Rivera he said Monday.

Yes, we have arrived safely, Rivera told IANS from the national capital. We have our flight at 3 a.m. tomorrow morning, added Rivera, based in Madrid.

Foreign players from the two heritage clubs, mostly Spanish, took the bus on Sunday morning around 9:30 a.m. and checked in at ibis New Delhi Aerocity around 3 p.m. This afternoon, a source said.

Foreign recruits from the two clubs were trapped in Kolkata due to the national closure to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mohun Bagan, who had won the league with four rounds to spare, were declared champions.

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