Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with India U-17 football team and spoke on the importance of sports.
With a remarkable fan following, FIFA U-17 World Cup hosted in India recorded an unprecedented rise in viewership.
Narendra Modi said that he personally requested for a meeting with India U-17 team after seeing a spark in them.
FIFA appreciated the Indian government and AIFF's work towards successfully hosting the FIFA U-17 World Cup which was played from October 6-28.
Things can go south in Manipur if Indian football cannot capitalise on the inroads made in a state where violence and its memories used to bookend lives in past years.
Gianni Infantino also praised Mamata Banerjee for the way the tournament was hosted at the Salt Lake Stadium including the final.
England teenage star Phil Foden believes every member of the Under-17 World Cup-winning squad has what it takes to succeed in the professional game.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the Salt Lake Stadium accounted for more than 45 per cent of the total attendance in the just-concluded FIFA Under-17 World Cup.
‘England DNA’ project, launched three years ago by FA, has yielded two world titles, U20 and U17 in a span of four months.
England side that won the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Saturday encapsulated the inclusivity in the modern British society.
David Beckham and Wayne Rooney along with current superstar Harry Kane were among the distinguished sportspersons, who congratulated England U-17 football team.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore hoped that India gets to host the U-20 World Cup as well.
England produced a come-from-behind performance to crush Spain 5-2 last night and lift the FIFA U-17 World Cup title.
Brazil soaked up the pressure from a strong first-half performance by Mali to clinch the third place at FIFA U-17 World Cup on Saturday.
Sol Campbell said Indian football needs serious “catch-up” job to do as it is still 50-100 years behind the world football elite.
In a thrilling finale, England overcame a two-goal deficit to thrash Spain 5-2 and lift their maiden FIFA U-17 World Cup title.
The most attendance record was already reached during the third place play-off match between Brazil and Mali earlier in the day, which had attracted 56,432 spectators.
England scripted an epic comeback as they went from 0-2 down to beat Spain 5-2 and as a result went on to win the U17 World Cup in Kolkata.
Manchester City's Phil Foden struck twice to help England to a maiden FIFA U-17 World Cup title at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Saturday.
This was the three-time champions' best showing in the FIFA U-17 World Cup since 2005 when they had finished runners-up.
With 56,432 spectators turning up at the Salt Lake Stadium to watch Brazil versus Mali match, the total attendance of the tournament reached to 1,280,459.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 has thrown up some exciting young players into the fold.
FIFA U-17 World Cup Final, England vs Spain: England beat Spain 5-2 in the final at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.
Sunil Chhetri picked England as his favourite in the first-ever all-European final in the U17 World Cup at Kolkata on Saturday.
A look at the influential role played by Spain's Abel Ruiz and England's Rhian Brewster in their team's march to the FIFA U-17 World Cup final.
Spain have shown flexibility in the FIFA U-17 World Cup and shown that they can move away from the tiki-taka whenever necessary
England and Spain, both of whom have never won the FIFA U-17 World Cup, will face clash for the 2017 title on Saturday
“The stadium is under strict surveillance and tight security has been arranged to ensure that everything goes smooth,” said a police officer.
Three-time champions Brazil lost to England 3-1 in the first semifinal at the Salt Lake Stadium here on October 25.
Spain and England will square off against each other in the summit clash of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Kolkata on Saturday.
Rhian Brewster scored consecutive hat-tricks in the quarter-final and semi-final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup for England.
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With little at stake after losing in the semifinals, both sides will go all out in their bid to sign off on a winning note.
A gameplan switch in the second half saw England roll over Brazil and coach Steve Cooper will hope to see his side replicate their performace in the summit clash against Spain.
With football video games refined to an art, clubs search for the next Lionel Messi while stars are mindful of how their online counterparts fare.
The buzz inside world football’s governing body, (FIFA) is that India is ready to host higher-level tournaments.
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