India s first ever international FIFA sanctioned Football Match at YBK

  • Recently, the name of Yuba Bharati Krirangan (YBK) (Salt Lake Stadium) of Kolkata was etched in the history as the ground hoested India s first ever international FIFA sanctioned friendly. The one lakh capacity stadium, which went through a major facelift for the historical tie between Argentina and Venezuela on September two, witnessed to be beaming with soccer-crazy spectators craving to see magical Messi and his team in action.
  • The Salt Lake Stadium is known to host the home games of local clubs Mohun Bagan., Kingfisher East Bengal., Prayag United. and Mohammedan.
  • On June 5th 2011 FIFA sanctioned a match to be played at Salt Lake on September 2nd 2011. The match was scheduled to be played between the football sides of Argentina and Venezuela.
  • The match ended with Argentina wining the game 1–0 with Nicolás Otamendi scoring the only goal in the 67th minute from a Lionel Messi corner.



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