The tournament will see a record participation from 112 teams including 16 international teams vying for the coveted winner’s prize across the three categories.
The Subroto Cup International Football Tournament – Asia’s largest youth football tournament will kick off on 20th August 2019 at Dr. Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi with the inaugural match to be played in the U-14 boys’ category between Reliance Foundation School (RFS) and Jharkhand. The tournament this year will see a record participation from 112 teams including 16 international teams vying for the coveted winner’s prize in the Sub Junior Boys (U-14), Junior (U-17) Boys & Girls categories.
The U-14 boys’ finals will be played on 29th August, 2019 at the Ambedkar stadium. The U-17 girls’ and U-17 boys’ categories will start their matches on 30th August and 7th September, with the finals scheduled for 6th and 18th September, 2019, respectively.
Defending champions in the U-14 boys, U-17 Boys & Girls category from each state and Union Territory of India along with institutional teams, international teams fight it out at the Subroto Cup International Football Tournament for the winners’ prize. The U-14 boys’ category has 36 teams, while U-17 girls’ have 31 and U-17 boys’ have the maximum participating teams, 45.
Last year’s winners in the U-14 category, Manipur, will start their campaign on 21st August, 2019 against West Bengal. Last year’s winners, Bangladesh Krira Shiksha Prothisthan (BKSP) will play their opening match on 30th August, 2019, the opening day of the girls’ U-17 category. In the U-17 boys’ category BKSP emerged as the champions last season defeating Amini School from Afghanistan, both of who will start their proceedings on 7th September, 2019.
Apart from Bangladesh and Afghanistan, the other countries participating in this season include Nigeria, Indonesia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan having representations across categories.
The tournament is organized by Subroto Mukerjee Sports Education Society under the aegis of Air Force Sports Control Board and is supported by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Sports Authority of India.
Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi will play host to the knock out games including the semi-finals and finals while the round robin games will be played at other grounds across Delhi & NCR.
Group Captain Deepak Ahluwalia, Honorary Secretary General, SMSES announced that Subroto Mukerjee Sports Education Society (SMSES), celebrating its Diamond Jubilee Edition this year, has enhanced the prize money for the Winners and Runners-up in all three categories by Rs 50,000/-.
The best player and best goal keeper awards have also been increased from Rs 40,000/- to Rs 50,000/-. Now the winners for the Sub Junior boys, apart from Cup, will walk away with an attractive cash prize of INR 3,00,000/-, while a cash prize for INR 4,00,000/- each will be awarded to Junior Boys & Girls. The Runners-up in the Sub Junior Boys category walk away with a cash prize of INR 1, 75,000/- while those in the Junior Boys & Girls would be earn INR 2, 50,000/- each.
Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi will play host to the knock out games including the semi-finals and finals. Along with the Ambedkar Stadium, Subroto Cup 2019 round-robin games will be played at New Wellington Camp Ground, Race Course Road, Subroto Park Football Ground, Football Stadium at East Vinod Nagar in Patparganj, IP Extension, GD Goenka International School and Pathways World School. This year Transform Vicky will be the official ball and Kitting Partner and accommodation for the participating teams has been arranged at Lemon Tree group of Hotels.
Teams – Domestic and International
Out of the total of 113 participating teams, 16 are from overseas.
|Sub-Junior Boys||Junior Girls||Junior Boys|
|Winners||₹ 3,00,000||₹ 4,00,000||₹ 4,00,000|
|Runner Ups||₹ 1,75,000||₹ 2,50,000||₹ 2,50,000|
|Semi-Finalists||₹ 50,000||₹ 75,000||₹ 75,000|
|Quarterfinalists||₹ 25,000||₹ 40,000||₹ 40,000|
|Best Player||₹ 50,000||₹ 50,000||₹ 50,000|
|Best Goalkeeper||₹ 50,000||₹ 50,000||₹ 50,000|
|Best Coach||₹ 15,000||₹ 15,000||₹ 15,000|
|Best School||₹ 25,000||₹ 25,000||₹ 25,000|
|Fair Play||₹ 50,000||₹ 50,000||₹ 50,000|
|Incentive to States||₹ 2,25,000 – And a replica trophy to winner team in each state|
Junior Girls (U-17)
Junior Boys (U-17)
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