सामयिक विषय: Football

Mascot for FIFA Under 17 World Cup India 2017

FIFA U17 Football World Cup

Question: On October 28, 2017, who amongst the following awarded the Golden Boot award in the FIFA U-17 Football World Cup?
(a) Phil Foden
(b) Rhian Brewster
(c) Sergio Gomez
(d) Abel Ruiz
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • FIFA U-17 Football World Cup-2017, held in India for the first time, concluded in Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata, after organizing various cities. (October 6-28, 2017)
  • 24 teams of 6 confederation participated in the world cup.
  • For the first time on October 28th, England won the title of world cup (gold medal) by defeating Spain 5-2 in match played in Salt lake stadium in Kolkata.
  • Brazil won bronze title by defeating Mali 2-0.
  • The Golden Ball award for Best Player was awarded to Phil Foden of England.
  • Silver Ball – Sergio Gomez (Spain)
  • Bronze Ball- Rhian Brewster (England)
  • England’s Rhian Brewster was awarded the ‘Golden Boot’ award (8 goals).
  • Silver Boot- Lassana Ndiaye (Mali)
  • Bronze Boot-Abel Ruiz (Spain)
  • Golden Glove Award was presented to Brazilian Gabriel Brazzo.
  • Brazil was awarded ‘FIFA Fair Play Award’.
  • England won the match consistently and the England team was unbeaten in the tournament.
  • Spain never won the title even after reaching the final 4 times.
  • Its England’s third title of the year.
  • Earlier, England has won the U-20 World Cup and U-19 European Championships in Korea.
  • England’s Brewster became the first footballer to have two hat-tricks in any World Cup.
  • England is the 9th team to win the U-17 World Cup.
  • This time in the world cup final match (score 5-2 ) was the highest score match.
  • Earlier, in the Ecuador World Cup-1995, Ghana defeated Brazil by 3-2.
  • Total 183 goals were made in this World Cup, which is the highest one in any U-17 world cup.
  • 13, 47,143 spectators have enjoyed the matches, which is also a new record.
  • Earlier, 13, 09,929 spectators had made a record presence in the 2011 Colombia World Cup.
  • The mascot of the FIFA U-17 World Cup was a leopard named ‘Kheleo’.

Reference:
http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/y=2017/m=10/news=england-make-history-as-football-takes-over-india-2918205.html
http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/matches/index.html
http://www.fifa.com/fifa-tournaments/statistics-and-records/u17worldcup/index.html
https://www.sportskeeda.com/football/fifa-u17-world-cup-india-2017-breaks-three-attendance-records-on-final-day
https://www.sportskeeda.com/football/fifa-u17-world-cup-5-players-who-made-a-name-for-themselves-at-the-tournament

FIFA Confederations Cup 2017

Confederations Cup-2017

Question: Germany won the title of ‘Confederations Cup’ Football Tournament on July 1, 2017. Who got the Golden Ball award of the tournament?
(a) Alexis SANCHEZ
(b) Leon GORETZKA
(c) Julian Draxler
(d) Timo WERNER
Ans: (c)
Related facts:-

  • The 10th edition of the International Male Football Tournament ‘Confederations Cup 2017’ organized by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA), concluded in St. Petersburg, Russia. (June 17 to July 2, 2017)
  • 2014 Football World Cup winner Germany defeated Chile 1-0 in the final to win the title of the Quadrennial tournament for the first time.
  • Lars Stindl did the only goal for Germany in the 20th minute.
  • The awards given in the competition are as follows:
  • Adidas Golden Ball – Julian Draxler (German Captain)
  • Adidas Silver Ball – Alexis Sanchez (Chile)
  • Adidas Bronze Ball – Leon Goretzka (Germany)
  • Adidas Golden Boot – Timo Werner (Germany, 3 goals, 2 assists)
  • Adidas Silver Boot – Lars Stindl and Leon Goretzka (both joint winners 3 goals , 0 assist)
  • Adidas Golden Glove – Claudio Bravo (Captain Chile)
  • FIFA Fair Play Award – Germany
  • Germany has won four Football World Cups (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014) and three UEFA Cup (1972, 1980, 1996), but this is Germany’s first title in the Confederations Cup.
  • Four-time Confederations Cup winning team Brazil (1997, 2005, 2009, 2013) failed to qualify for the tournament this time.
  • This is the first ever Confederations Cup tournament in which Video Assistant Referees (VARs) were used.
  • Confederations Cup is played every fourth year among the 6th Football Associations (UEFA, CONMEBOL, CONCACAF, CAF, AFC and OFC) and the current World Cup winners and with the host country (total 8 teams).

Related Links:-
http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/matches/index.html
http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/teams/index.html
http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/awards/index.html
http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/statistics/index.html

FIFA U-20 World Cup

FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2017

Question: Who won the title of U-20 FIFA World Cup, 2017?
(a) England
(b) Japan
(c) South Korea
(d) Spain
Ans :(a)
Related facts:-

  • FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2017 was held in South Korea from 20 May to 11 June 2017.
  • England won the championship defeating Venezuela 1-0.
  • Italy got the third place- and Uruguay stood fourth.
  • Below are the Key Highlights of the FIFA U 20 World Cup:
  • Golden boot-Riccardo Orsolini, Italy, 5 goals
  • Golden Ball – Dominic Solanke, UK
  • Golden Glove-Freddie Woodman, UK
  • Fair Play Award-Mexico.
  • The number of participating teams in the competition this year was -24.
  • The Ambassador of the NCT-DREAM was appointed the ambassador of the FIFA U-20 World Cup-2017.

Related links:-
http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=6/news=england-soar-as-history-makers-abound-in-korea-republic-2894526.html
http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/teams/index.html
http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/awards/index.html
http://www.fifa.com/u20worldcup/news/y=2017/m=2/news=nct-dream-appointed-fifa-u-20-world-cup-korea-republic-2017-loc-ambass-2867368.html

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