FIFA U-17 World Cup tournament director Javier Ceppi said that work in Kochi has picked up pace after the "big scare" in March. The city has been in the news for the wrong reasons due to delays in work related to the tournament.
Phase II of ticket sales for FIFA U-17 World Cup will begin on July 7 - the same day that the draw takes place - which will cater to higher ticket prices. This phase will be from July 7-21 and will be exclusively for Visa card holders.
The draw will be held on Friday and the officials of participating teams and the host cities would be seen together on one stage. Nwankwo Kanu has previously won the tournament with Nigeria in 1993 whereas Argentine legend Esteban Cambiasso participated in the 1995 edition.
Salt Lake stadium will play host to five Group F matches starting with Chile versus England on October 5 at 5 PM. In the knockout stages, it will also host one pre-quarterfinal, the third place playoff and the summit contest.