RFYS football tournament kicks off in Ahmedabad a week ahead of FIFA U-17 World Cup

first_imgJust seven days ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the Ahmedabad leg of Reliance Foundation Youth Sports school and college football championship kicked off.International Olympic committee member and RF chairperson Nita Ambani lauded the strides that the Indian national team has taken in the past year or so and said she was proud of the boys who are going to represent India at the U-17 World Cup.”These are wonderful times for Indian football. We have recently seen the Indian national team break into the Top 100 in world rankings after a gap of two decades. And now for the first time in the history of the game, India is not only participating in a FIFA World Cup but also hosting a full-fledged world football event.”I am sure our boys are proud of what they are about to achieve and so are we for them, as well as for the nation to be represented in the World Cup,” she said.Along with RF Youth Sports, Nita Ambani overlooks the Indian Super League, which is set to be an extended league this year.RFYS football tournament is being played in four categories: Junior Boys, Senior Boys, Senior Girls and College Boys. City winner of each category will further compete at the Zonal Qualifiers followed by the National Finals to be held in January 2018.last_img read more