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Sevens football season in Malabar ends today

Photo: Kareem Koduvally
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As the monsoon fast approaches, sevens football season in gods own country is nearing its end. FIFA Manjeri faces Al Madeena in the finals of the last tournament of the season.

Al Madeena has bagged up 13 titles and several runners up trophies this season, making it their best ever campaign. Meanwhile FIFA Manjeri has had a disappointing season compared to earlier seasons, adding only 4 titles to their trophy cabinet.

sevens malabar
Photo: Kareem Koduvally

Sevens football is the most popular format of football played in Kerala.This format is bit different from the regular format of the game.Rules for playing are also different.

Professional and semi professional players from different parts of the country plays in these tournaments. The biggest attraction of these semi professional leagues are fans who comes for the matches.

sevens malabar
Photo: Kareem Koduvally

Revenue from most of these tournaments are utilised for the purpose of charity. These tournaments brings in a festive mood, drawing huge crowds to the gallery.