The Indian Sports Centre (ISC), under the aegis of the Embassy of India kicked off its 7’s football tournament on 17th September at the CNAQ grounds. The opening ceremony and kick off matches were attended by players and organisers following strict Covid-19 protocols put forth by the MoPH.
The opening ceremony was inaugurated by the ISC President, Dr Mohan Thomas. During the inaugural speech, Thomas emphasised on ISC’s goals to increase awareness of sports among the Indian expatriate community, including football.
He assured that ISC shall provide a platform for all expatriate communities to come together and create bonding attached to sports. He also underlined the strong support of ISC and the Indian community to the host country for the upcoming FIFA Events in the country like the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 and FIFA World Cup 2022.
The league matches of the ISC 7’s football tournament were attended by 32 teams from eight groups. Two teams from each group shall proceed to the next round of knock out stage. All major known local teams such as City Exchange FC, Ali International FC, KEF, Friday FC, Kreston Milano FC etc were amongst the 16 teams that reached the quarter-finals. The ISC 7’s football tournament is aimed at propelling football frenzy in the country among the expatriates considering the upcoming games. The title sponsor of the event is City Exchange.
Action from the ISC 7’s football tournament.
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