FIFA wants to educate AIFF on hosting Under-17 World Cup

The sport's apex body could consider taking a final decision on India's bid in its forthcoming executive committee meeting in May.

updated: April 15, 2013 20:34 IST
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New Delhi: With India in the reckoning for hosting the Under-17 World Cup in 2017, FIFA is learnt to be keen on educating the AIFF officials on the nitty gritty associated with organising big international football events.

The United Arab Emirates FA, host of 2013 junior World Cup, recently told the All India Football Federation that it was open to the idea of having some AIFF officials in its organising committee of the upcoming tournament so that they get first-hand experience of hosting an event of such a magnitude.

"After president Praful Patel said that India is bidding for the U-17 WC in 2017 during the our delegation's recent visit to Dubai, UAE football body's chief said the AIFF can send its officials to be part of the organising committee of the upcoming junior World Cup, which they are hosting in October-November," I-League CEO Sunando Dhar told PTI.

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