Current Affairs - Football
Durand Cup 2022
Bengaluru won their first-ever Durand Cup by defeating the debutants – Mumbai City by 2–1.
- The final match took place at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.
India wins SAFF U-17 Championship 2022
India has won the SAFF U-17 Championship (4th title), defeating Nepal in the Final at the Racecourse International Stadium, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
71st Senior National Basketball Championship
The 71st Senior National Basketball Championship for Men & Women was organized at Nehru Stadium, Chennai by Basketball Federation of India in association with Tamil Nadu Basketball Association from 3rd - 10th April 2022.
FIFA Football Awards 2021
The Best FIFA Football Awards™ 2021 ceremony, held as a virtual TV show from the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland.
- It crowned Alexia Putellas (Spain) and Robert Lewandowski (Poland) , as the outstanding players in women’s and men’s football respectively.
Ballon d'Or 2021
The annual football awards ‘Ballon d'Or’ were presented by French news magazine France Football.
- Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d’Or for a seventh time.
India wins SAFF Championship Title for 8th Time
India won the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship for eighth time defeating Nepal 3-0 in Male.
- Indian Captain Sunil Chhetri’s goal in the final game helped him level with Lionel Messi on 80 international goals.
‘Ibha’: Mascot for FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022
On 11th October 2021, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) unveiled ‘Ibha’ as the official mascot of FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 – to be held in India.