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Over 100 teams to take part in Subroto Cup football tourney


New Delhi: More than 100 school teams, including those from seven foreign countries, will take part in the Subroto Mukherjee Football Tournament which will be held here from Sept 10 to October 16. Teams from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Sweden, Brazil and Ukraine will vie for top honours in the top school football tournament, organisers Subroto Mukherjee Sports Education Society said.

The tournament will be held in three age groups — boys under-14, boys under-17 and girls under-17. The prize money of the boys under-14 category will be Rs 2.5 lakh while those of boys under-17 and girls under-17 will be Rs 3.5 lakh each. Meanwhile, V N Singh, who died last year after having associated with the organisation of the Subroto Cup for may years, was posthumously given the lifetime achievement award.

Sports commentator Ghaus Mohammad was also given the lifetime achievement award by Air Marshal B B P Sinha, who is also vice-chairman of Subroto Mukherjee Sports Education Society.