Kashmir hosts national football championship

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Srinagar, May 26, 2008: Kashmir hosted the national football championship, Santosh Trophy, on Sunday (May 25) after a span of three decades.State chief Ghulam Nabi Azad kicked off the tournament at the Baisakhi stadium in summer capital Srinagar.

A total of 31 states and union territories will compete for the top honours in the 62nd edition of the national football event. Hosts Jammu and Kashmir trounced minnows Puducherry 2-0 as the inaugural match drew hordes of spectators.

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