Four-Nation Football Tourney in Colombo | Daily News

Four-Nation Football Tourney in Colombo

Football Sri Lanka (FSL) are planning to conduct a Four-Nation Invitational International Football Tournament from November 4 to 17 at the Racecourse Grounds in Reid Avenue.

This is the first time a tournament of this nature will be held in Sri Lanka with hosts Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh and Seychelles confirming their participation. This tournament will be played for the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa Cup.

The winners are likely to grab a substantial award in US dollars along with the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa Cup. FSL President Jaswar Umar said the tournament will start three weeks after the conclusion of the South Asian Football Championship in the Maldives.

The tournament will be held under the bio-bubble environment adhering to health ministry regulations and is expected to open to overseas spectators. The President of the Football Federation said that a ‘package’ will be introduced for tourists in consultation with five-star hotels in Colombo.

The Maldives are ranked 158th in the world, followed by Bangladesh at 188th and Seychelles at 199th. Sri Lanka are ranked 205th.


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