Kolkata: A self-confessed football fan, Sourav Ganguly on Sunday hoped Indian football would get a huge boost by hosting the Under-17 World Cup in 2017.
"I'm sure the 2017 World Cup will give a big push to the sport. It will bring young kids back to the fields. I know cricket attracts a lot of kids who want to be like Sachin or nowadays Virat Kohli," the former India captain said.
"U-17 World Cup 2017 will bring a lot of young boys. It's a fantastic sport. The passion and the excitement the sport can generate is unbelievable," he said on the sidelines of FIFA World Cup's India leg tour.