Football Fifa U17 World Cup


India's first association with a FIFA event will not only be by making their debut but also by hosting a big event. The "sleeping giant" of football will finally try to come good on the promise by hosting the U17 World Cup and hoping the fans cheer the team to a strong finish. The 17th edition of the tournament will be played across six venues - Kochi, Goa, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi, Guwahati, and Kolkata. The tournament is scheduled to begin on October 6 with the final on October 28 to be held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. Defending champions Nigeria won't be able to fight for the crown after failing to qualify for the tournament. Draw to categorise the 24 qualifying teams will be held on July 7 in Mumbai.
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September 26, 2017 9:12 am

Growing concern over physicality of national sport (rugby) has led to New Zealand youngsters taking up football.

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September 26, 2017 12:26 am

Three-time champions Brazil are set to arrive in Mumbai on Tuesday ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup which will start in India from October 6.

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September 25, 2017 11:28 pm

The New Zealand U-17 side will play against Brazil in a practise game on September 28 scheduled at 5 pm. The Kiwi team then plays England on October 1 at the same venue.

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September 25, 2017 5:33 pm

Sunil Chhetri said, "There is nice little buzz floating around and that needs to spread as we draw closer to the event. For all those of us who moan that India is far behind when it comes to world football, this is a big chance to step up and support the cause."

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September 25, 2017 12:10 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup will increase the interest in football in the country.

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September 25, 2017 1:39 am

The stadium was refurbished when it hosted the Lusofonia Games in 2014. With a capacity of 19,000, the stadium is the smallest of all stadiums hosting the U-17 World Cup.

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September 25, 2017 8:32 am

Colombia are a rich but highly under-appreciated football powerhouse. Their clubs have enjoyed credible periods of dominance in South America. At the same time, their national team has had some eye-catching results.

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September 25, 2017 12:43 am

The Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa, was on Sunday handed over to FIFA for the U-17 World Cup, beginning October 6.

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September 24, 2017 9:31 pm

Out of the several footballers who made the FIFA U-17 World Cup a springboard to their future professional career, a total of 12 played in the summit clash of a FIFA World Cup.

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September 24, 2017 4:10 pm

After Ronaldinho, Iker Casillas and Neymar, now the focus will be on Vinicius Junior and Abel Ruiz, whether they will manage to make an impact in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.

September 24, 2017 8:00 am

Sunny Dhaliwal surrendered his Canadian passport in order to be eligible to play for India’s U-17 squad in the FIFA World Cup.

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September 23, 2017 8:24 pm

The D Y Patil Stadium in neighbouring Navi Mumbai, one of the six venues for the FIFA U-17 World Cup, will be handed over to FIFA after September 27.

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September 23, 2017 4:47 pm

Amidst the excitement and fervour, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho said that such a tournament will be an important outing for the youngsters featuring in the tournament.

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September 23, 2017 4:06 pm

Brazil's Ronaldinho is the only player to have won both FIFA U-17 (1997) and FIFA World Cup Finals (2002) title.

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September 23, 2017 1:55 am

The US Soccer Federation has named 17 players who were part of the team that played in the qualifying tournament --2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship in April -- in which it had finished second.

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September 23, 2017 1:49 am

The Black Starlets boss Paa Kwesi Fabin has strengthened his squad with seven new players who were not part of their campaign in the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon.

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September 23, 2017 8:13 am

FIFA U-17 World Cup squad of India has eight players from Manipur out of the total 21 selected for the mega-event.

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September 22, 2017 8:40 pm

Brazil will play against New Zealand in a practice game on September 28 at the Andheri complex with the kick-off scheduled at 5 pm. three senior outfits -Navy, Air India and Pune City FC - are ready to play against Brazil.

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September 22, 2017 6:24 pm

Many in the 21-member team, playing in the first ever FIFA event to be held in the country from October 6-28, had seen their parents struggle tomake ends meet. But they managed to pursue their passion for the game and are on the verge of realising a dream

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September 22, 2017 4:27 pm

Kerala Sports Minister AC Moideen unveiled the trophy at Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium complex for the fans to see the Official Winners' Trophy.

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September 22, 2017 2:36 am

India have been drawn in Group A alongside USA, Colombia and Ghana. The hosts face USA on October 6, followed by Colombia and Ghana on October 9 and October 12 respectively at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.

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September 22, 2017 2:17 am

Head coach Danny Hay, a former New Zealand international, said he named a squad with a plenty of character and quality. The team will arrive in Mumbai on Friday. New Zealand are placed in Group B along with Paraguay, Mali and Turkey.

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September 21, 2017 11:27 pm

India have been drawn in Group A alongside USA, Colombia and Ghana, and will face USA on October 6, followed by Colombia and Ghana on October 9 and 12 respectively at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.

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September 21, 2017 10:46 pm

Mexico football team, who are preparing for the U-17 World Cup in Spain, will arrive in Kolkata as per schedule on October 4 for their group F matches at the Salt Lake Stadium.

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September 21, 2017 2:06 pm

Colombia coach Orlando Restrepo exuded confidence that his boys will put up a good show in the marquee junior event, starting October 6.

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September 21, 2017 8:12 am

A couple of days ago, during the team’s final days of preparation, India’s Portuguese coach Luis Norton de Matos did a snap poll among the team members to pick the captain. Amarjit won.

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September 21, 2017 5:29 am

With the FIFA U 17 World Cup slated to get underway on October 6, work on all stadiums and facilities have been completed. Every venue had to undergo significant renovation work so as to be considered upto FIFA standards

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September 20, 2017 7:30 pm

The tickets will be sold at discounted rates till 5th October and are priced at Rs 150/matchday for Category 3 seats in North, South and East stands and Rs 300/matchday for Category 2 seats in the West stands.

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September 19, 2017 7:01 pm

Amarjit, who started playing football thanks to his uncle, was born and brought up in Manipur and started his training at the Chandigarh Football Academy (CFA). Amarjit caught the immediate attention of all the selectors during the trials for the Indian team for the Under-17 World Cup.

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September 17, 2017 7:53 pm

The Indian team play their inagural match against US on October 6 and coach Luis Norton de Matos is looking for a positive result. He also said that India did not play enough matches against national teams.

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September 17, 2017 6:55 pm

FIFA had asked for shops in the JLN stadium complex to be shut as part of security measures for the U-17 World Cup for which Kochi is one of the venues. But the shop petitioned the Kerala High Court against the notice issued by the GCDA for downing the shutters.

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September 17, 2017 5:56 pm

Being the hosts, India have automatically qualified for the October 6-28 tournament, a first FIFA event in the country. But Chuni Goswami is not keen on going to the stadium to watch the matches.

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September 15, 2017 9:59 pm

The FIFA U-17 World Cup Trophy arrived at the land of beaches on Friday after mesmerising Mumbai last week. The trophy was unveiled at the Nehru Stadium at Fatorda by Goa Sports Minister Manohar Azgaonkar in the absence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who could not come due to his busy schedule.

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September 17, 2017 10:48 am

The Greater Cochin Development Authority had issued a directive for all shops to be shut around the JLN stadium in Kochi as part of the security measures for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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September 15, 2017 6:22 pm

The All India Football Federation President Praful Patel on Friday claimed infrastructure in the country has been raised to international standards for next month's U-17 World Cup, a step towards making football a pan-India sport.

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September 15, 2017 5:33 pm

Manchester United great Ryan Giggs said that despite cricket being the premier sport, football has a following in India and so if there is enough exposure, the FIFA U-17 World Cup can be good for the sport in the country.

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