Friday, Jul 25, 2008
It's Tiger Time in Hyderabad
TIGER Cup 2008 corporate football tournament held on 19th and 20th at the Gymkhana ground had Hyderabad's top 16 corporates battling for 4 Tiger cups- Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. The tournament organized by Roots Sports had already taken place in Bangalore two weeks ago. Now it was the time for the corporate Nizams of Hyderabad football to show their love for the game. The league stage on the first stage was played under flood lights and teams were pushed to its limits by the opponents to secure top place for the title cup. Some succumbed to the pressure while others maintained their composure to come out victorious, firing as high as eight goals in a single match.
In the semifinals of the Platinum cup between the toppers of the 4 groups. Oracle came back from behind to defeat GE Money. In the other semifinals CSC came back twice from behind against TCS to level. TCS kept their composure and scored again to advance to the finals. The best teams of the tournament faced each other in the finals for the Tiger Cup Platinum trophy. Amar from TCS scored in the second half to seal Oracle's fate.
Deloitte took on Genpact in the final of the Gold cup match. Genpact showed their superioty by defeating Deloitte 4-1. In the Silver cup finals between Google and HSBC GLT, Google defeated them 2-0. Intergraph defeated CA 1-0 in the finals of the Bronze Cup to clinch the cup.
Tiger, the official sponsor for FC Barcelona and Arsenal FC in South East Asia were the sponsors for this edition. India is the latest to be included in the Tiger league in the SE Asia region and keeping in view the brands association with UEFA & EPL it hopes to promote the football culture and bring the fans closer to football in India too.
ROOTS SPORTS is a sport management firm with offices in Bangalore and Hyderabad, caters to the corporate executives by initiating inter corporate sports tournaments. With companies trying to create a relaxed work atmosphere for its employees, sports activities go a long way in fostering team spirit and enhancing employee loyalty.