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Top Indian footballers raise funds through a charity match for the victims of Cyclone Remal |  Football news

Top Indian footballers raise funds through a charity match for the victims of Cyclone Remal | Football news

The match was held on 21 June at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Aizawl with the Mizoram Football Association and Mizo Professional Footballers Association jointly organizing the event.

A total of nine Indian internationals participated in the charity match organized for those who were affected by Cyclone Remal. Photo: MFA

New Delhi: Some of India’s top footballers were involved in a charity match organized for people affected by Cyclone Remal.

The match was held on 21 June at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Aizawl with the Mizoram Football Association and Mizo Professional Footballers Association jointly organizing the event.

The Mizo players of the Indian Super League teams played against the United States footballers of the I League, the match ended in a 2-2 draw.

Indian international Lallianzuala Chhangte, the leading Indian scorer in the ISL last season, scored for the ISL side after an early own goal by Sairuatkima.
The I-League side responded with goals from Chunga and Jeremy in each half.

A sizeable crowd witnessed the match, which featured four players from recent World Cup qualifiers and a total of nine Indian internationals.

Before the main event, there was also a Mizo celebrity game.

In an unrelated development, the Indian Football Federation announced that unregistered players, coaches or referees should not be allowed to play in “unapproved tournaments”.

The AIFF also advised its member associations to take action against those participating in such tournaments in accordance with their state constitutions and urged state FAs to implement registration policies for the tournaments.