INDIAN & INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL NEWS - JUNE : 2014

PRIME MINISTER LAUNCHES FOOTBALL STAMP

 PRIME MINISTER LAUNCHES FOOTBALL STAMP

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AIFF PRESS RELEASE : The Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi on Thursday (June 12, 2014) released FootballBallFever, a postage stamp to commemorate the kick-off of the FIFA World Cup at the 7 Race Course Road, New Delhi.

Mr. Praful Patel, the President of All India Football Federation who was present in the Function along with a host of former Footballers including Mr. Chuni Goswami, Mr. Subrata Bhattacharya and the present Indian National Team Captain Mr. Sunil Chhetri amongst others, stressed on the importance of taking Football to the "masses of the Country. Football is the most popular sport of the World and is played among 209 Countries unlike Cricket. The popularity of the sport knows no bounds," he told www.the-aiff.com.

"All India Football Federation is looking forward to hosting the 2017 U-17 FIFA World Cup which would be a game changer in the Country and will also help galvanise the face of Indian Football among the masses and youth of the Country," he added. Meanwhile, Mr. Modi also maintained that "Football is gaining space" in the Country.

"This is history. India is making preparations for hosting the 2017 U-17 Football World Cup in 2017. Football is gaining space in our Country's sports. We need to push it more," he was quoted as saying. Besides, Olympic Medallists Mr. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Mr. Sushil Kumar and Ms. Karnam Malleswari also graced the occasion.

Gadhinglaj United Winner at Khanapur ( Belgaum ) Inter state Tournament

 PRIME MINISTER LAUNCHES FOOTBALL STAMP

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Gadhinglaj United football Association, Kolhapur, Maharashtra won the prestegious Inter state football tournament at Belgaum Khanapur. In this tournament a total Number of 16 football teams participated in the Tournament coming from Maharashtra, Karnataka & Goa. The Organiser of the Tournament was Khanpur DSK Club.

Deepak Kuppannvar, Coach of Gadhinglaj United football Association told us that, in preliminary league stage Gadhinglaj beat Khanapur, Hubali Sahara and In the Semi final Gadhinglaj beat Belgaum's Varadraj Club. in the final match of the tournament Gadhinglaj beat Hubali District football Association in sudden death 6-5 as the schedule time result was goalless. In sudden death United's Umesh Devgona scoer all Important goal.

In the Tournament, Gadhinglaj team awarded Rs. 15000/- & Prestigious DSK Trophy. Gadhinglaj Uniteds Caption Amit Savant declared as Man of the Series & Yashwant salvi as best goalkeeper.

The Team : Amit Savant , Yashwant Salvi, Kiran Kavnekar , Sourbh Patil Bhupendra Koli, Prasna Prasadi, Sangram Gaikwad, Soubh Jadhav, Mahesh Rahtod, Sandip Gondhali, Suraj Teli, Umesh Devgonda, Yogesh Dhamone, Gauss Makandar, Akshay Savant.