Special Football Championship kicks off in Chennai

Ilaiyaraaja

Music maestro Ilaiyaraaja (C) inaugurates the Special Olympics International Football Championship at JN Stadium in Chennai

Special Football Championship kicks off in Chennai

D Sampath Kumar

By Express News Service


CHENNAI:

The inaugural Special Olympics International Football Championship got off to a great start at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium on Saturday. Eleven teams will take part over the next three days. Initially 18 teams, including Pakistan, were supposed to play.

However, due to various other championships and issues, they were not able to make it according to Cilvin Jayakumar, an organising official. “Even though teams pulled out, this is the first time such an event is happening with so many participants. We will definitely host more events in the future,” said the official.


Source: The New Indian Express

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