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Delhi's Sudeva FC acquires Spanish football club

ANI | Updated: May 26, 2018 13:03 IST

New Delhi [India], May 26 (ANI): Sudeva FC have become the first club in the history of the Indian football to acquire a European club.
Yesterday, the Delhi-based club announced the acquisition of Spain's C.D Olimpic de Xativa.
C.D Olimpic de Xativa currently plays in the third division of the Spanish League and is situated in the city of Xativa in Spain.
The acquisition, according to Sudeva FC, will help create a robust channel which will give young talent the much-needed international exposure.
Speaking at the announcement of the deal, co-founder of Sudeva FC Anuj Gupta said, "We wanted to be a route to take young Indian players to Europe wherein they can play competitive football at the highest level."
"We chose Spain because of the football culture, food, weather and other minute technicalities like logistics," he added.
"Through this acquisition we have provided players with a direct pathway to play in Europe and hence be present at the mecca of football, that is Spain."
C.D Olimpic de Xativa had on December 07, 2013 faced Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey round-of-32 and settled for a goalless draw in the first leg at home in the Capo de Futbol La Murta Stadium.(ANI)