Chennaiyin FC host chess players and officials for a friendly football match

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Chess
legend
Viswanathan
Anand
along
with
officials
of
All
India
Chess
Federation
and
teams
from
FIDE,
Africa,
America,
Europe
and
Asia
took
part.
The
teams
were
divided
into
two
groups
of
three
each.

The
five-time
world
champion
was
not
only
in
his
football
gears
but
also
showcased
his
moves
on
the
football
ground.

Anand
quipped
post
the
friendly
match,
“There
are
a
lot
of
chess
players
who
play
football.
The
European
and
African
teams
are
fanatical
about
football.
I
am
very
interested
in
football
and
follow
the
game
but
I
don’t
play
much
but
I
thoroughly
enjoyed
the
game.
It
was
a
very
nice
chance
for
everyone
to
bond
and
I
know
it
works
in
other
way
as
well.
There
are
a
lot
of
footballers
who
like
to
play
chess
for
relaxation
so
it’s
nice
to
have
it
both
ways.”

Chennaiyin
FC
are
set
to
participate
in
the
upcoming
Durand
Cup
ahead
of
the
season
9
of
Indian
Super
League
and
the
mentor
of
the
Indian
contingent
at
the
Olympiad,
Anand
wished
the
team
ahead
of
the
season,
“I
want
to
wish
the
Chennaiyin
Fc
team
and
their
fans
good
luck
and
all
the
best
for
the
new
season.”

The
tournament
was
won
by
the
African
continent.

Source:
Media
Release

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