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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

HERO Federation Cup 2017

Hero Federation Cup

Question- Who was the winner of the recently concluded Hero Federation Cup, 2017?
(a) Mohan Bagan
(b) Aizawl FC
(c) Bengaluru FC
(d) None of these
Ans: (c)
Related facts:-

  • The 38th edition of the Football Competition Federation Cup, 2017 organised by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and sponsored by Hero Moto Corp, was completed in May, 2017.
  • In the final match played in Cuttack on May 21, 2017, Bengaluru FC defeated Mohun Bagan Football Club by 2-0 and won the title for the second time.

Related Links: –
https://www.the-aiff.com/news-center-details.htm?id=8178
https://www.the-aiff.com/news-center-details.htm?id=8179

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