Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has introduced a money reward of Rs 1 crore for the Indian males’s soccer workforce for profitable the Hero Intercontinental Cup.
India rode on skipper Sunil Chhetri’s 87th worldwide purpose and Lallianzuala Chhangte’s strike to beat Lebanon 2-0 within the remaining and raise the Intercontinental Cup on the Kaling Stadium on Sunday evening.
“It’s a matter of nice delight for our state to host this prestigious Intercontinental Cup. Congratulations to India on their victory within the face of stiff competitors. It’s our intention to carry many extra soccer occasions in Odisha and assist the expansion of the game in Odisha and India,” Patnaik mentioned in the course of the closing ceremony.
All India Soccer Federation president Kalyan Chaubey thanked the Odisha authorities for efficiently internet hosting the match.
“We couldn’t have had a greater venue and ending to the Hero Intercontinental Cup. I thank Odisha authorities for extending all assist and hospitality to the taking part groups and for internet hosting a spectacular match,” he mentioned.