Premier League, ISL youth teams to play in Mumbai

Chelsea, Manchester United and Southampton's under-14 teams will play against Indian Under-15 sides representing Bengaluru FC, FC Goa, and others in Mumbai.

File photo of the Reliance Foundation Young Champs team (2017) with Nita Ambani, Chairperson of the Reliance Foundation.

File photo of the Reliance Foundation Young Champs team (2017) with Nita Ambani, Chairperson of the Reliance Foundation.

The Indian Super League (ISL) and Premier League have joined hands for the second Youth Games in the city from February 24. This year’s event is called the Next Generation Mumbai Cup.

Chelsea FC, Manchester United FC and Southampton FC Under-14 squads will play against Indian Under-15 sides representing Bengaluru FC, FC Goa and the Reliance Foundation Young Champs academy, Mumbai.

The tournament will take place at the Reliance Corporate Park in Navi Mumbai over five days alongside other activities for players, coaches and referees.

EPL ambassador, Alan Shearer, will join the league ambassador, Ranveer Singh, to meet the young players. Nita Ambani, Chairperson of the Reliance Foundation and EPL CEO, Richard Masters, will attend on February 28, the final day.

The Premier League has been working with the All India Football Federation for 11 years and the ISL for six years to encourage participation at a grassroots level, support player pathways, train coaches and referees. A new Mutual Cooperation Agreement between the ISL and Premier League will be signed.

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