MS Gill felicitates Chandigarh football team


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Chandigarh, June 28

MS Gill has felicitated the Chandigarh football team for winning the Dr B C Roy soccer tournament. The Union Sports Minister also congratulated team coaches and others without whose hard work, he said, the achievement would not have been possible.

Chandigarh clinched their maiden Junior National Football Championship title by beating Bengal 5-3 in a nail-biting final that stretched into penalty shootout at the Mohun Bagan ground in Kolkata yesterday.

Gill said it was heartening to note that after Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur in Punjab, Chandigarh was emerging as a soccer hub and producing quality soccer players. It proved that the Chandigarh Football Academy was producing results.

He observed that the boys from the City Beautiful had done tremendously well in the age-group tournaments. Gill lamented that India was languishing at lowly 133rd place in the world ranking, adding that efforts should be made to improve country’s ranking.