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Football fever in February
Sportslogon Team January 30th 2019

Bhubaneswar : After the unprecedented succes of the biggest field hockey event the Hockey Men’s World Cup at Kalinga Stadium. Now this is the time for World’s most papular sports soccer. The football fans of the State will experience a month long high quality football matches at Kalinga Stadium. In the past the Odisha Government has been hosted different international sporting events at its Capital City. For the first ever the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and in association with Sports and Youth Services Department of Odisha is going to host four Nation International Women’s Football Tournament at Kalinga Stadium from February 10 to 20.

To provide a international platform to Indian team in home condition the AIFF will host the tournament here, wherein teams from Iran, Nepal and Myanmar will join the first international women football event to be held in India.

Indian Women team who are ranked 60 qualify for the second rounds of the 2020 AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament. As a part of preparation for the second round the AIFF organised a overseas friendly tour against Hong Kong and Indonesia.

In the first round qualify round matches,. India finished second by competing with Myanmar, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Presently, the I League team Indian Arrows has been adopted Kalinga Stadium as their new home ground. They will also play their last four home matches in between February 1 to 20.

The State is likely to host Minerva Punjab AFC Cup Games at Kalinga Stadium on 3rd April, 1st May, 26th June 2019 . .
This news was added and updated on : January 30th 2019
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