FIFA president congratulates Minerva Punjab on title win

Gianni Infantino noted the landmark achievement in a letter sent to AIFF president Praful Patel.

Minerva Punjab team and support staff with the I-League trophy.   -  AIFF Media

FIFA president Gianni Infantino congratulated Minerva Punjab on clinching the I-League title.

Infantino wrote, in a letter to All India Football Federation president Praful Patel, “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.”

He added, “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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