Six Cities to Host FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017

Mascot Unveiled for FIFA Under 17 World Cup India
Mascot Unveiled for FIFA Under 17 World Cup India

FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017 will be played in six Indian cities: Delhi, Navi Mumbai, Kolkata, Goa, Kochi, and Guwahati, from October 6-28, 2017.

There were reports that at some venues the preparations were not upto the mark. An Indian sports minister Vijay Goel, recently visited Kochi, Kerala. He expressed his disappointment at the pace at which the preparations were going on.

Therefore, he had a meeting with all the concerned officers and directed that no more extension of time for completion of works may be sought and all facilities should be ready by May 15, 2017.

[ News and Views: Lok Sabha Election 2019 in India ]

Goel also held a meeting with the Chief Minister, Kerala and Minister of Sports, Government of Kerala. He urged them to review the work at their level, to ensure timely completion of pending work.

The minister will also visit Kolkata on May 5. During the visit, he is likely to visit the competition, as well as practice venues of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

He will also hold meetings with senior football players, Chief Minister of West Bengal, Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of West Bengal, with a view to seek their cooperation in popularizing football and make FIFA Under-17 World Cup, a success.

Support RMN News Service for Independent Fearless Journalism

In today’s media world controlled by corporates and politicians, it is extremely difficult for independent editorial voices to survive. Raman Media Network (RMN) News Service has been maintaining editorial freedom and offering objective content for the past more than 12 years despite enormous pressures and extreme threats. In order to serve you fearlessly in this cut-throat world, RMN News Service urges you to support us financially with your donations. You may please click here and choose the amount that you want to donate. Thank You. Rakesh Raman, Editor, RMN News Service.

RMN News

Rakesh Raman