The Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa, was on Sunday handed over to FIFA for the U-17 World Cup, beginning October 6. Local organising committee tournament director Javier Ceppi inspected the stadium and was satisfied. The stadium will be managed by the FIFA team from now on, executive director of Sports Authority of Goa, Prabhu Dessai, said.
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. The stadium will play host to European and Asian giants Germany and Iran respectively.