Hosting Under-17 football World Cup will inspire kids: Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly feels that the FIFA Under-17 World Cup will inspire kids to take up football in what is a cricket crazy nation.

updated: December 22, 2013 20:02 IST
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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.

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