Hosting U-17 World Cup would change face of Indian football: IM Vijayan

Indian football legend IM Vijayan said that the 2017 Under-17 World Cup in India will be very good for the country's youngsters and would provide world-class infrastructure for the future.

updated: January 30, 2014 20:11 IST
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Mumbai: Indian football legend IM Vijayan today said hosting the 2017 Under-17 FIFA World Cup will change the face of Indian football as the event would provide world-class infrastructure in the country.

"It will be good for youngsters. We will get good grounds, get a good combination of youngsters. The infrastructure will improve as they would have to build the required facilities and grounds. Moreover, the profile of India football can increase with more spectators coming at the stadia and watching on television," Vijayan told PTI here.

"Later, we can have other football tournaments on those grounds after the conclusion of the World Cup. It will be a boost to the Indian football. The face of Indian football will change. Football will develop because of this," he added.

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