Indian Air Force (IAF) beat Garhwal Heroes via tie-breaker in a keenly-contested qualifying round match of the Durand Cup football tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Sunday.

IAF got past Garhwal Heroes 5-3 in the tie-breaker after both teams failed to score in regulation time.

The winning team reached the quarterfinal league stage, where it will meet Pune FC on Friday and Chirag United on November 2.

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