Football

Awards at FIFA World Cup 2018

Croatia captain Luka Modric has won the FIFA Golden Ball for the best player at the World Cup 2018. England national football captain Harry Kane was awarded the Golden Boot for scoring most goals (6) in FIFA World Cup 2018. Belgium’s Thibaut Courtois won the Golden Glove as the best goalkeeper of FIFA World Cup 2018.

2nd National Tourism Conclave in Rajasthan

The 2nd National Tourism Conclave was organised in Jaipur on 13th July 2018. The conclave was headed by Managing Director of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation Haulianlal Guite. Steps such as improving intra-air connectivity to increase domestic and international tourist footfall in the state were discussed. Also, more projects such as “Night Tourism” were also encouraged.

India win 2018 Intercontinental Cup

The Indian national team lifted the 2018 Intercontinental football Cup by defeating Kenya 2-0. Both the goals were scored by India skipper Sunil Chhetri. Organised by the All India Football Federation (AIFF), the quadrangular tournament also featured New Zealand and Chinese Taipei.

1st international football tournament in Iraq

Iraq will host a West Asia Football Federation championship in Basra in November 2018, the first international tournament to be staged in the country since the 1990s. Iraq has not played competitive internationals on home turf since its 1990 invasion of Kuwait. In March 2018, FIFA decided to lift a 30-year-old ban from Iraq on hosting the international football.

Salah named writers’ Footballer of the Year

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been named the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year. The Egypt star – the first African winner of the award – also won the Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year award in April. Salah has scored 31 goals in 34 league appearances for Liverpool this season.

Mohamed Salah crowned PFA Player of the Year

Liverpool and Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah was named Player of the Year by England’s Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA).Salah was rewarded for his performances which have yielded 41 goals in all competitions since joining from AS Roma last year. Salah has become the first person in Premier League history to claim three Player of the Month awards in the same season.

Bengaluru FC won Super Cup Football tournament

Bengaluru FC have won the inaugural edition of Super Cup Football tournament.In the final at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, they defeated Kolkata football giants East Bengal by a convincing margin of 4-1.Bengaluru thus maintained their record of winning a trophy in each of the five seasons they have been in existence.

Mumbai to host Intercontinental Cup

Mumbai Football Arena, the new hub of Indian football, will play host to the inaugural edition of the 4 nation Intercontinental Cup.The tournament will see Indian national team competing with South Africa, New Zealand & Chinese Taipei. Intercontinental Cup comes on back of Tri-nation series in Sept 2017 which was also held at the same venue with India eventually emerging champions.

Kerala won Santosh trophy

Kerala won its sixth Santosh Trophy title in Kolkata on 1st April.Kerala had beaten Bengal in the tie-breaker to claim its sixth Santosh Trophy title. The Santosh Trophy is an association football knock-out competition contested by the regional state associations and government institutions under the All India Football Federation.

India U-16 won Hong Kong football tournament

The India U-16 team emerged champions in the ‘Jockey Cup International Youth Invitational Football Tournament’ with a 4-2 victory over Hong Kong U-17 in the final in Hong Kong on 25th March. The tournament was a U-17 event where India fielded their U-16 National Team. This was the team‘s third consecutive victory in as many days. The Indians had earlier defeated Chinese Taipei and Singapore.