Football is one of the most popular sports around the globe, however, the sport yet to find its place in this cricket crazy nation. In a bid to promote football among youngsters, India, in one of it’s bigger achievement is going to host Under-17 Football World Cup.
Hosting of this prestigious football event is seen as a major development in Indian football future. The U-17 Fifa world cup will be played in India between 6 October 2017 to 28 October 2017.
Fifa Under 17 World Cup Schedule and official slogan has been released. The tournament will get underway on 6th October 2017 with a doubleheader, which will be hosted by New Delhi and Mumbai.
Fifa Under 17 World Cup 2017, India, Official Mascot, “Kheleo” PC: Fifa.com
“Football Takes Over’ is the official slogan for Under 17 Football World Cup. Huge support and response are being expected to India’s first ever historic event of Football.The roaring success of ISL in India and now the hosting of Fifa U17 world cup is seen as a game changer in India’s future in football.
Luis Norton de Matos, India’s head coach for Under-17 teams has his job cut out as expectations are mounting on him. India is the second most populous country one can easily understand the rising expectation in when you take part in a global event.
The 63-year-old Portuguese manager told FIFA.com in a recent exclusive interview.”It is India’s first World Cup, and it is a great challenge for us.” “Theoretically, our chances of success are not big and there is common awareness of this fact. Yet that is what makes this challenge so unique and motivating. Because the team will represent the country, so they should play with dignity and pride. Our primary objective is to win the first game of the World Cup even if the odds are against us.