The First International Football tournament was held from July 17 to July 21 in the sports ground of IIT Roorkee. The tournament was conducted by dividing all players in four groups with every group having a good mixture of various nationalities. The main aim of this tournament was to improve the harmony among international students and to create a sportive atmosphere.
The first match was held in July 17, 2022 between Group A and Group C, where Group A won the match by 3 goals to Group C followed by match between Group D and Group B, where Group D won the match by 1 goal to Group B.
The second match was held in July 19, 2022 between Group A and Group D, where Group A won the match by 2 goals to Group D followed by match between Group C and Group B, where Group C won the match by 1 goal to Group B.
The third match was held in July 21, 2022 between Group D and Group C, where both groups scored the same goal followed by match between Group B and Group A, where Group A won the match by 1 goal to Group B.
The final match was held in July 23, 2022 between Group D and Group A, where Group A became the ‘Winner’ by beating Group D by 1 goal and Group D was declared as the ‘Runners-up’. The Football Teams participated with great Enthusiasm. The Winner team was awarded by the Trophy and medals. The Runners-up team also received medals.
The Final match of the tournament was graced by Prof. P. Arumugam (Dean of International Relations), Prof. Mukesh Kumar Barua (Dean of Student’s Welfare), Prof. Vinod Pankajakshan (Faculty Advisor of Students Organization and Students Club), Dr. Mukesh Choudhary (Assistant Sports Officer of Institute Sports Council), and Dr. Alok Kumar Pandey (Sports Officer of Institute Sports Council).
The International Football Tournament was a grand success by the combined efforts of Mr. Meraj Alam Khan (Coordinator of Sports Affairs), Mr. Ebissa Gadissa Kedir (Convenor of ISAC) who helped from initiating the proposal for the tournament to the end of it and also Mr. Anil Banduni (Institute Football Coach) who helped as a coach throughout the matches.