India's 2017 U-17 World Cup bid gets support from FIFA vice president

Al Hussein, who is one of eight vice-presidents of the FIFA, added that India should also be given representation in the AFC Champions League, Asia's top-tier club competition.

updated: May 06, 2013 17:07 IST
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New Delhi: World football governing body's vice-president Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein backed India's bid to host the 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup, saying that the country was crucial for the overall development of the game in the continent.

"I support India's bid to host the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. India is an important country in Asia and a crucial one for growth of the game," Al Hussein, a member of the royal family of Jordan, said at the sidelines of a grassroot programme here.

The FIFA Executive Committee, of which Al Hussein is a member, is expected to name the host country for the 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup later this year.

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