Subroto Cup International Football Tournament begins in New Delhi
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The Subroto Cup International Football Tournament kicked off today on 6 September evening in New Delhi.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- The 61st edition of the tournament will be staged across four venues in Delhi till 13th of October.
The first match of the tournament is being played between NCC vs Chandigarh.
The matches of the tournament will be played at Dr BR Ambedkar Stadium, Tejas Football Ground, Subroto Park and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
It has not been organised for two years due to the Covid-19 epidemic.
The tournament will be organised in three categories including sub-junior boys (U-14), junior girls (U-17) and junior boys (U-17).
A total of 92 teams will participate in the three categories, in which an international team will also participate in the junior boys' section as a team from Bangladesh.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -
Subroto Cup International Football Tournament :
It is an annual school football tournament that was inaugurated in 1960 by the first Indian Air Force Chief, Air Marshal Subroto Mukherjee.
It is organised by Subroto Mukherjee Sports Education Society (SMSES) and the Indian Air Force.
It has been the basis for the achievements of many former Indian football stalwarts like Shyam Thapa and Bhaichung Bhutia.
International stalwarts such as Rivaldo, Roberto Carlos (both in 2016) and Pele (2015) have graced the tournament as guest of honor in its earlier editions.
Prize of Tournament :
The total prize money of the tournament is more than Rs 23 lakh.
In addition, a selection committee of eminent footballers will select 25 outstanding players in each category to award the scholarship.
All the selected players will be awarded a scholarship (one-time grant) of Rs 25000 in Junior Boys and Junior Girls category and Rs 15000 for Sub-Junior Boys category.
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