Mundgod Faces Gangtok in GCM Gold Cup 2018 Final

In this year’s version of the premier Tibetan soccer tournament, DYSA Mundgod will be facing Gangtok FC as results of the Gyalyum Chenmo Memorial (GCM) Gold Cup 2018 semi final according matches played today. The GCM Gold Cup 2018 final is scheduled to be played on Tuesday in Bylakuppe Tibetan settlement.

This is the 24th version of the soccer tournament in Tibetan exile with 18 participating teams representing different Tibetan camps that began on 31st March 2018 at the Dickyi Larsoe Tibetan Settlement in Bylakyppe, South India. From the total of 18 teams, 8 of teams, Dhondupling, Gulladhalla, Dehradun, Gangtok, TDL Byllakuppe, DYSA Mundgod, DLIHE and Cholsum reached the knock out rounds that began April 7.

The semi-finals were played on Monday where the first match was played between DYSA Mundgod and Cholsum FC and the second match between the Gangtok FC and Dhondupling FC. While the first match finished with a score of 1-0 in Mundgod’s victory, the second match was concluded with a convincing 3-0 victory for Gangtok FC this evening. The winners now faces each other for the title of GCMGC 208 on Tuesday.

The Gyalyum Chenmo Memorial Gold Cup (GCMGC) football tournament is the most prominent sports activity in Tibetan exile organised by the Tibetan National Sports Association in remembering the late mother of the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The Tibetan National Football team is also set to participate in the CONIFA World Cup scheduled to take place in London this June.

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