Under-17 Football

World comes to Kolkata

Print edition : April 28, 2017

West Bengal Sports Minister Lakshmi Ratan Shukla (second from left) with Jaime Yarza (third), head of Tournament FIFA, and other officials after announcing the fixtures for the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on March 27. Photo: Swapan Mahapatra/PTI

Former Indian footballer Chuni Goswami (seen here with Pele): "The fact that the final will take place in Kolkata is a huge recognition for the city. As a football playing nation, we are all extremely proud." Photo: Swapan Mahapatra /PTI

Shyam Thapa, chairman of the AIFF Technical Committee, believes this is an ideal opportunity to take football forward as a sport in India. Photo: Ashok Bhaumik/PTI

The FIFA Under-17 World Cup, to be held in India in October, could be a great opportunity to develop football in the country.
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