FIFA under 17 World cup will be held from October sixth 2017. As we all know that this time India is hosting the football tournament.
The Yuva Bharti Krirangan better known as Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata will be hosting the final match of the upcoming tournament on October 28, 2017 as confirmed by the FIFA officials on Monday. This will be the historic moment for Kolkata in the history of Indian Football.
Total six venues will be hosting the matches. The venues are Jawaharlal Nehru Stadiums (New Delhi and Kochi), Fatorda Stadium (Goa), Indira Gandhi Stadium (Guwahati), DY Patil Stadium (Mumbai), and the Salt Lake Stadium (Kolkata).
The semi-finals will be held in Guwahati and Navi Mumbai, while the opening games will be held in New Delhi and Navi Mumbai. The quarterfinals, meanwhile, will be hosted by Goa, Guwahati, Kochi and Kolkata.
“The FIFA U-17 World Cup is an exciting milestone for the growth of football in India and it has now reached a very important stage. The match schedule has been created following a thorough analysis of players’ health, competition format, team movements, weather, local festivities, geography and other factors. Each venue will host at least eight matches, and we took existing infrastructure into account, as well as local enthusiasm, when allotting the matches,” FIFA Head of Tournaments, Jaime Yarza, said following the announcement of the venues.
This tournament is a good platform for the growth of Indian football. The game has already been improved from the last couple of years because of ISL (Indian Super League).