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  • School Football League Semi Finals

    Published on January 18, 2020

    Hyderabad: Thirty four teams of both boys and girls  Under-11, 13, 15  and Boys Under 18 fought in Semi-Finals.  The Semi Finals were held at Birla Open Minds International School, , Srinidhi International School and Sreenidhi Football Club.

    Under Boys 11 years Category, Phoenix Greens beat Indus International by 2-3 goals; Santact Maria Beat FKS-2 by 4-0; Birla Open Minds International School—3 beats Pebble Creek by 3-1; Birla Open Minds International School—2 beats Insight International School  by 1-0; DRF Karvy beats Rockwell International by 4-0 and  Birla Open Minds International School—1 beats FKS-1 by 3-2

    Under-13 Boys, Sreenidh International emerges victories by defeating DRF Karvy by 3-2 goals; FKS beats Insight International  by 3-1; Pebble Creek beats Rockwell International by 3-0; FKs-1 beats Birla Open Minds International School by 3-1 and Colconda Government beats Phoenix Greens by 4-1 goals

    Under 15 Boys, Birla Open Minds International School defeats Indus International  by 2-1 goals;  Oackridge crushes Rockwell International by 5-0; Reqelford beats FKS by 6-2 goals.

    In U-15 Boys, Golconda Government emerges victories by scoring 6 goals against 1 by Aga Khan Academy.  U-18 Boys, Agakhan Academy proves its mettle by defeating KV2 Golconda by 4-0 goals

    U-15 Girls Category, Pebble Creek girls showed supremacy over KV 2 Golconda by defeating them 3-0 goals.

    It was an eleven side football game. This format, according to organizers, tested players to their limits on the physical, mental and tactical aspects of the game. With each half 30 minutes, it was an hour game.

    Atif Hyder, Director of Hyderabad Football Academy added that this was the 3rd Season of the SFL.  It began in Septemer 2019.  A total of 60 teams are participating on the League basis.  A close to 1000 boys and girls competed in this League.  Some of the participating schools include: FIITJEE, Phoenix Creens, Pebgble Creek, Indus International, Birla Open Minds International School, Meridian Madhapur, Sreenidhi International, KV2 Golconda, Sadhana Infinity, Aga Khan, Oakridge Gachibowli, Boarum Govt School, Little Flower School, Karwan Govt School, Silver Oaks, Glendale, Pudami, Pudami Govt School, Insight International School and others.

    The List our names of girls teams/schools Bira Open Minds; Indus Intl; Phoenix Greens Pebble Creek; DRF Kallam Anji Reddy Vidyalaya; Aga Khan Rockwell; Futurekids; Meridian and KV2 Golconda

    All these teams put together they payed 172 league matches to reach to the Semi Finals.

    The Finals will be played tomorrow at 3 venues, Birla Open Minds International School, Sreenidhi International School, and SFC ground Aziz agar from 8 AM to 2 PM. Presentation Ceremony will be  held at Sreenidhi School at 3pm.

    The players who will visit during the Presentation Ceremony include:  Marcelino ; Stanković ; Kilgallon ; Adil ; Kamaljith ; Bobo

    The Chief guests at the final include : Varun, Owner HFC and Roca, Coach of HFC, Pratima Sinha, CEO Birla Open Minds, Fabio Nunes: Technical Director Sreenidhi Football Club

     “The city was once the hot-bed for football. 8 players out of the Indian Football team that defeated Australia on December 01, 1956 in the quarterfinals of the Olympics in Melbourne were from Hyderabad. Over the years, the city has produced 14 Olympians and 21 International footballers. The Hyderabad Police Football team was one of the most respected teams by fans and rivals alike. Such was the dominance of Hyderabad on the sport both at national and international football scene. What happened to those days? Who knows that past glory of this great city? It is time to bring our glory back! Says, Himanshu Charan.

    SFL was born to provide a high-quality competitive tournament experience to young players. The idea is to build and engage communities through Football and reignite the passion for football to put Hyderabad back on the national map.  It is also our endeavor to nurture a generation of players and fans who will carry India into FIFA WC  2026, added Himanshu.

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