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I-League 2017/18: FIFA president Gianni Infantino congratulates champions Minerva Punjab

Minerva Punjab became the first team from North India to win a league title in over two decades.

News 22 Mar 2018, 19:08 IST
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Gianni Infantino
Gianni Infantino

FIFA President Mr. Gianni Infantino has congratulated Minerva Punjab FC, the recently crowned Hero I-League 2017-18 champions.

In a letter to Mr. Praful Patel, President, All India Football Federation, Mr. Infantino mentioned: "It gives me great pleasure to send my warmest congratulations to Minerva Punjab FC for their first ever title, becoming the first team from North India to win the crown jewel of Indian Football after 21 years."

The letter further stated: "This title is the result of the determination of everyone involved and my congratulations go to the players, the coach, the administration, the entire technical and medical staff as well as the fans for this great achievement."

"On behalf of the entire football community, I would like to thank Minerva Punjab FC and your federation for helping to spread the positive message of football."

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