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Indian football greats play Mizoram’s best in charity match in Aizawl

The charity match between FPAI XI and Mizoram XI was organised in response to the devastating flash floods, which caused considerable loss of lives and property in many places across the state

football Updated: Jul 01, 2017 23:30 IST
The Football Players Association of India (FPAI) and the Mizoram Football Association (MFA) contributed a combined amount of Rs. 2 lakh towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
The Football Players Association of India (FPAI) and the Mizoram Football Association (MFA) contributed a combined amount of Rs. 2 lakh towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.(HT photo)

The Football Players Association of India (FPAI) and the Mizoram Football Association (MFA) on Saturday organised a charity match at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Aizawl, with both sides contributing Rs. 1 lakh each towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

The match was organised in response to the devastating flash floods, which caused considerable loss of lives and property in many places across the state.

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The FPAI XI team featured, among others, Michael Chopra, Subrata Paul, Bhaichung Bhutia, Pritam Kotal, Gouramangi Singh, Deepak Mondal, Jackichand Singh, CK Vineeth, Seityasen Singh and Holicharan Singh.

Jeje Lalpekhlua, Shylo Malsawmtluanga (Mama), Zotea Ralte, Lalrindika Ralte and Lalramchullova were among the players in the Mizoram XI side.

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The match ended in a 2-2 draw, with Bhaichung Bhutia and Seityasen Singh scoring late to secure a draw for FPAI after Mizoram had scored twice in the first half through Jeje and Samuel Lalnunpuia.

Mizoram CM Lal Thanhawla and a number of representatives from the state government, MFA and FPAI were present on the occasion.