The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) entrusted India with the mantle of hosting the third most important event on the FIFA calendar- FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. With an estimated global audience of about 200 million viewers from almost 200 different countries, this is the first truly global sports competition on Indian soil.
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) considers this as an important step towards creating the sporting activity in India and has actually spared no effort to recruit the best ability as well as companies to provide one of the most expertly arranged as well as transparent mega occasion the nation has actually ever before held. With 24 nations playing 52 online games, the event suits are arranged to be played across six first-rate FIFA licensed locations in the nation.
On this memorable celebration, Mr. Kushal Das, General Assistant, AIFF stated, “We are proud to organize the third most coveted worldwide football event worldwide and also the most significant ever in Indian background. This is a matter of nationwide pride as we help produce first-rate framework, generate expert preparing and also implementation and provide the very best feasible tournament to India’s football fans. We see this as the beginning of a ‘Football Change’ in India.”
In the words of the President of AIFF, Mr. Praful Patel, “This is historic. Hosting a tournament of such stature will certainly aid galvanize the face of Indian football amongst the masses and youth of the nation.” The Indian federal government is as devoted to providing all feasible support for the event. The Sports Preacher, Shree Sarbanand Sonawal stated, “I advise all stakeholders of the event to come together as a group and place their finest foot ahead to make the event a grand success. I also guarantee the full support of our federal government for the very first football World Mug in India.”
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 Venues
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 to kick off in India, the World Cup organising committee on Tuesday (30th June) announced the six provisional venues that would be hosting the world event.
The initial short-list of 10 venues in the host cities of New Delhi, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai, Margao, Bangalore, Kolkata, Kochi, Guwahati, and Navi Mumbai was announced in December 2013. Following the reception of FIFA’s technical report, Kochi, Delhi, Navi Mumbai, Guwahati, Margao and Kolkata were provisionally selected as venues for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in May 2015. The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi was the first venue to be provisionally selected. Both FIFA and the Local Organising Committee for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 have repeatedly stated that the final selection of venues will be upon completion of all the requirements and would be announced no earlier than October 2016, which is when FIFA will make a new full inspection. All provisionally selected Venues have been informed that they have to be compliant with the core infrastructure requirements before October 2016.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 Schedule
|Dates||September – October 2017|
|Teams||24 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||6 (in 6 host cities)|