Chhetri hands over first Intercontinental Cup ticket to Odisha CM

Updated: May 30 2023 7:04PM

Bhubaneswar, May 30 (PTI) The countdown to Odisha's date with senior international men's football -- the Intercontinental Cup from June 9 -- began on Tuesday with India skipper Sunil Chhetri handing over the first ticket to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Chhetri handed over the ticket for the four-nation tournament, to be played here from June 9-18, in the presence of Shaji Prabhakaran, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) secretary-general, and India team coach Igor Stimac.

The tournament, featuring India, Lebanon, Mongolia and Vanuatu, comes close on the heels of the Men's Hockey World Cup, which was hosted in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela.