FIFA Chief Wishes All Those Who Have Been Part Of Club's Historic League Win

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Bengaluru FC Press Release : Bangalore: Bengaluru FC's historic I-League title win may have got its most special congratulatory message yet after FIFA president Joseph Blatter conveyed his regards to the JSW-owned club. In a letter dated May 16, 2014 and addressed to the president of the All India Football Federation, Praful Patel, Blatter asked to 'please pass on my warmest congratulations to Bengaluru FC on winning the I-League championship on their debut season.'

The letter further asks to convey Blatter's wishes to all of the players, manager, technical and medical staff as well as the team's supporters as 'each part of this organisation have no doubt been instrumental in their club's victory.'

Bengaluru FC were crowned champions on debut when they beat Dempo SC 2-4 at the Nehru Stadium, in Goa, on April 21.

BFC CEO Parth Jindal said the club pleased and elated with the letter from the FIFA head. 'The letter congratulating us means a lot and we thank Mr. Blatter for sending it. Bengaluru FC will strive harder each day to get Indian football the recognition it deserves,' said Jindal.

BFC skipper Sunil Chhetri said the recognition from Blatter will serve as encouragement to the players. 'From being a team no one knew about to becoming a club that the FIFA president has picked out for such a mention says a lot. This is a testament to the hard work put in by every member at the club, on the pitch and off it.'

The letter ends with Blatter thanking the club for all the excitement it brings to its fans before wishing the club the best for the future.

Two Lajong Academy Boys Depart For FC Bayern Youth Cup

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Bengaluru FC Press Release : Shillong Lajong Academy duo, N.Sana Singh and Wungyam Muirang, will be representing India in the Under 17 FC Bayern Youth Cup to be held on the 21st May 2014 in Munich, Germany.

The national leg of the 7 a side football tournament was organised by adidas in New Delhi on the 8th and 9th of February 2014 and a team of 10 boys from the Shillong Lajong FC Youth Academy participated in the 2014 FC Bayern Youth Cup. It was later announced that N.Sana Singh and Wungyam Muirang had made it to the final squad of 10 players who will be representing India in the finals of the FC Bayern Youth Cup in May 2014.

The two young and talented boys will be leaving Shillong on the 18th of May and will join the other participants who have also been selected for the tournament to compete in Germany. In the final round of this tournament, a total of 8 teams from Europe, America and Asia will be participating in the tournament hosted by Bundesliga giants, FC Bayern Munich.

All the participating teams will be given training sessions on the 19th and 20th May in the training facilities of FC Bayern Munich under the watchful eyes of the Bayern Munich Coaches.

The 7 a side tournament amongst all the travelling teams, will take place on the 21st of May and the German club has arranged sightseeing for the young boys on the 22nd of May, before they depart to their respective countries on the 23rd of May. These boys will also get an opportunity of a lifetime as they will be able to visit the Allianz Arena stadium and also meet the Under 23 team of FC Bayern Munich.