Toyota Yaris LaLiga World feat. Kerala Blasters FC, Melbourne City FC & Girona FC | Kochi, July 24-28
The 3 teams battled it out in India's 1st international football pre-season tournament from July 24-28 in Kochi, won by Girona FC from Spain. Insider.in was the official ticketing partner.
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About Toyota Yaris LaLiga World
India's first international football pre-season tournament, Toyota Yaris LaLiga World started at Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium, Kochi on 24th July. The tournament includes Indian Super League club Kerala Blasters FC, A-League's Melbourne City FC and Spain LaLiga's Girona FC.
Celebrating the love for football
The Toyota Yaris LaLiga World has been created to showcase India as a pre-season football destination for clubs around the globe, with an aim to creating a calendar event at a grand scale. The tournament will celebrate the growing love and passion for the game in the country and provide top-notch football action to Indian fans who crave for world–class experience. This edition spans 3 continents and promises to be a truly international event. Nippon Toyota has taken an initiative called The World United with the promise to bring top-flight international football to India and across the globe. Toyota Yaris LaLiga World heralds the beginning of this visionary idea.
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About the teams
About Kerala Blasters Football Club:
Kerala Blasters Football Club is an Indian Super League ( ISL ) club owned by India’s greatest sporting icon, Sachin Tendulkar, Nimmagadda Prasad, Chiranjeevi and Allu Arvind. The club in a short span of four years has emerged as one of the most popular clubs in Asia. In the four seasons of the ISL, Kerala Blasters has made it to two finals. The club also has a quality grassroots program with over 25 grassroots centres across the state. Former Liverpool and England goal keeper, David James is the first team manager.
About Melbourne City Football Club:
Melbourne City Football Club competes in the major Australian domestic competitions, the Hyundai A-League, the Westfield W-League and the Foxtel Y-League. The Club, formerly known as Melbourne Heart FC, was established in 2009, inspired by a vision for a broad-based community team, celebrating cultural diversity and sporting passion through football.
Becoming known as Melbourne City FC in 2014, the Club is wholly owned by City Football Group (CFG) and plays its home games at the 30,000 capacity AAMI Park stadium in Melbourne, where the Club celebrated its first ever silverware, the FFA Cup, in November 2016.
Managed by Warren Joyce, City’s training and administrative base is at City Football Academy (CFA) Melbourne on the campus of La Trobe University. CFA Melbourne features advanced new training pitches for the Melbourne City first team, two elite women’s and youth team pitches, dedicated community pitches, world class medical and sports science facilities and expansive office space.
It is also CFG’s centre for football operations in the Asia Pacific region and the training and administration base for the women’s team, Melbourne City Women’s FC, which was founded in 2015 and competes in the W-League, the top division of women’s football in Australia.
About Girona FC
Founded in 1930, Girona FC entered the professional soccer league in 2008 after 49 years playing in lower categories. Girona FC promoted to La Liga for the first time in its history in June 2017, having reached the play-offs three times the previous four seasons. In August 2017, City Football Group, together with Girona Football Group, acquired the Spanish football club Girona FC in an equal partnership deal (44.3% by each party). In its first season in the highest category, Girona FC defeated Real Madrid, the current Champions League winner, at the Montilivi stadium. The team finished the season in the 10th position, fighting until the end to reach European positions and becoming one of the best beginner in LaLiga’s history.
- Match 1 - 24th July, 7 PM - Kerala Blasters FC vs Melbourne City FC (Result: 0-6)
- Match 2 - 27th July, 7 PM - Girona FC vs Melbourne City FC (Result: 6-0)
- Match 3 - 28th July, 7 PM - Kerala Blasters FC vs Girona FC (Result: 5-0)
Winners: Girona FC
Buy tickets from here in Kochi
- The Cookery Restaurant, Padivattom
- ChaiCofi, Kaloor
- The Burger Junction, Panampilly Nagar
- MyG Showrooms in Edappally, Aluva, & Penta Menaka
- Nippon Toyota showrooms in Nettoor & Kalamassery
- Lulu Mall, Edappally
- 3G Mobile World, Hi-Lite Mall, Calicut
- 3G Mobile World, Perintalmanna, Malappuram
- Nippon Toyota, Eanchakkal, Thiruvananthapuram
- Nippon Toyota, PO, Thrissur
Watch Kerala Blasters beat Chennaiyin FC last year
Watch Girona FC beat the mighty Real Madrid 2-1
Check out all goals Melbourne City FC scored in 2016-2017
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