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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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ICC World Cup 2019: Psychological advantage with Afghanistan against West Indies

July 3, 2019 4:52:29 pm

Both teams are out of contention for the semifinals with Afghanistan sitting at the bottom of the points table and West Indies at the penultimate spot.

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FIFA’s handling of racism case sparks Russia World Cup fears

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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FIFA dismisses Rhian Brewster’s racism claim from Under-17 World Cup in India

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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FIFA investigating Rhian Brewster’s racism complaint during FIFA U-17 World Cup Final

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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PM Narendra Modi interacts with India U-17 football team, says no life without sports: Watch video

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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FIFA U-17 World Cup records unprecedented viewership; rated better than EPL, La Liga 2016/17

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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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets India U-17 team in New Delhi

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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FIFA praise AIFF for ‘unforgettable’ FIFA U-17 World Cup

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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In Manipur, football the only way out of the mess

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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FIFA thank West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for successful U-17 World Cup

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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England FIFA U-17 World Cup starlets can reach big time, says Phil Foden

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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Kolkata accounted for 45% of total attendance in FIFA U-17 World Cup: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

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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FIFA U-17 World Cup: ‘England DNA’ yields positive results, future bright for 20, 17 champions

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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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Inclusive mindset puts England in an exclusive club

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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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Prince William to David Beckham, England colts feted by one and all

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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Not far when India play World Cup on their own, says Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

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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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Our efforts go beyond the result of the final, says Spain coach Santiago Denia

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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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Brazil colts beat Mali to take consolation prize

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.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: India shatter ‘highest attendance’ record but ‘remains 50-100 years behind the world football elite’

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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FIFA U-17 World Cup: England colts script history, win maiden title

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.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Salt Lake Stadium registers highest footfall in each match

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.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Wayne Rooney congratulates England on winning title

October 29, 2017 2:06:58 pm

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.

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FIFA U-17 World Cup: England beat Spain 5-2 in remarkable turnaround to lift maiden title

October 29, 2017 12:01:53 am

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.

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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Worst game in two and half years, says Brazil coach Carlos Amadeu

October 28, 2017 9:41:09 pm

This was the three-time champions' best showing in the FIFA U-17 World Cup since 2005 when they had finished runners-up.

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FIFA U-17 World Cup in India becomes most attended in event’s history

October 29, 2017 1:58:42 pm

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.

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