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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June 7, 2018 10:26:44 am

FIFA's disciplinary panel concluded there was a "lack of sufficient evidence that could corroborate the English player's claim,'' opting not to impose a sanction based on that testimony alone.

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April 19, 2018 8:21:49 pm

England player Rhian Brewster recounted in a newspaper interview an insult made by a Spain player towards team mate Morgan Gibbs-White during the final in India.

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January 4, 2018 5:12:19 pm

Rhian Brewster had alleged that one of his teammates, Morgan Gibbs-White, was called a 'monkey' by a Spanish player.

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November 16, 2017 3:25:39 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with India U-17 football team and spoke on the importance of sports.

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November 13, 2017 9:55:03 pm

With a remarkable fan following, FIFA U-17 World Cup hosted in India recorded an unprecedented rise in viewership.

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June 7, 2018 10:27:06 am

Narendra Modi said that he personally requested for a meeting with India U-17 team after seeing a spark in them.

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November 6, 2017 4:40:18 pm

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.

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November 6, 2017 5:16:36 pm

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.

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November 4, 2017 8:55:32 am

Gianni Infantino also praised Mamata Banerjee for the way the tournament was hosted at the Salt Lake Stadium including the final.

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October 31, 2017 11:37:58 pm

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.

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October 30, 2017 10:30:21 pm

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.

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October 30, 2017 9:14:11 am

‘England DNA’ project, launched three years ago by FA, has yielded two world titles, U20 and U17 in a span of four months.

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June 7, 2018 10:27:14 am

England side that won the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Saturday encapsulated the inclusivity in the modern British society.

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October 30, 2017 9:18:09 am

David Beckham and Wayne Rooney along with current superstar Harry Kane were among the distinguished sportspersons, who congratulated England U-17 football team.

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October 29, 2017 3:41:11 pm

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore hoped that India gets to host the U-20 World Cup as well.

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October 29, 2017 2:05:24 pm

England produced a come-from-behind performance to crush Spain 5-2 last night and lift the FIFA U-17 World Cup title.

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October 29, 2017 1:49:37 pm

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.

October 29, 2017 2:04:13 pm

Sol Campbell said Indian football needs serious “catch-up” job to do as it is still 50-100 years behind the world football elite.

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October 29, 2017 1:52:43 pm

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.

October 29, 2017 1:53:24 pm

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.