FIFA U-17 World Cup: Fans line up to buy tickets for Brazil vs England semi-final in Kolkatahttps://indianexpress.com/photos/sports-gallery/fifa-u-17-world-cup-fans-line-up-to-buy-tickets-for-brazil-vs-england-semi-final-in-kolkata-4904755/

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Fans line up to buy tickets for Brazil vs England semi-final in Kolkata

The semifinal clash of the U-17 World Cup between Brazil and England has been shifted from Guwahati to Kolkata due to poor pitch conditions. After a thorough assessment of the pitch conditions at Guwahati’s Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, FIFA decided to move the venue of the semi-final, due to be played on 25 October 2017, to Kolkata’s Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan. (Express photo by Partha Paul)

A known Brazil bastion, Kolkata turned up in record numbers to swell the Saltlake Stadium to support the yellow brigade in their 2-1 quarterfinal win.

Demand for tickets for the shifted Brazil-England U17 World Cup semifinal in Kolkata skyrocketed with an online queue of more than a lakh registered within an hour after it was thrown open on the official FIFA site. (Express photo by Partha Paul)

People queuet outside Salt Lake stadium gate no 1, to collect online ticket of Brazil England match. (Express photo by Partha Paul)

It has been a win-win situation for football loving Kolkata fans as FIFA announced the shift in venue from Guwahati with less than 48 hours before the match in an unprecedented development. (Express photo by Partha Paul)