Awarding final of prestigious Under-17 World Cup FIFA

The representing assortment of world football — FIFA — recognized the notable status of both the city and its stadium in granting the last of the prestigious Under-17 World Cup to Kolkata.

“Football Takes Over” is the official motto of the competition. The monster Salt Lake Stadium (Vivekananda YBK), which has experienced a noteworthy change, will have the last on October 28. The declaration was made here toward the finish of a six-day excursion of the FIFA designation drove by its head of competitions, Jaime Yarza.


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Awarding final of prestigious Under-17 World Cup FIFAGuwahati (Indira Gandhi Stadium) and Navi Mumbai (D.Y. Patil Stadium) will have the two elimination rounds. Goa (JN Stadium), Kochi (JN Stadium), Kolkata and Guwahati will have the four quarterfinals.

Delhi (JN Stadium) won’t direct any matches past the pre-quarterfinals or the Round-of-16 phase because of disturbing contamination levels after Diwali.


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The competition will get going on October 6 with Delhi and Navi Mumbai facilitating a match each on the opening day. All the six urban areas will have six gathering class matches while Delhi and Goa share four out of the eight matches of the pre-quarterfinals.

The staying four focuses get one match each amid this stage. The last dispersion of the 24 qualifying groups in gatherings will be done amid the official draw service, which will occur on July 7 in Mumbai.

Holding out seek after a major turnaround in the advancement of football in the nation, Yarza stated: “We accept there is an unrest occurring here. This is not only a World Cup, but rather this is the advancement of football for a great many children in India.”

Examining the rationale connected in choosing the six scenes, Yarza said Kolkata coordinated the “benchmark” in getting the Salt Lake Stadium satisfy the “high universal norms.” For Guwahati, Yarza reviewed the North-Eastern States commitment to Indian football. “They have the energy for football as 60 % of the India Under-17 group are from the North East,” he said.

Yarza said the D.Y. Patil Stadium has satisfied the greater part of the necessities while the three Jawaharlal Nehru Stadiums in Goa, Kerala and Delhi raised “worries” of various measurements. Kochi has been given time till May 15 to agree to the determinations. “There may be Plan B connected later on however at this moment we are depending on Kochi,” Yarza said.

Updated: March 28, 2017 — 9:23 am

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