FIFA team meets Indian Sports Ministry, starts inspection of venues for 2017 U-17 World Cup

FIFA officials will be in India for around 10 days to inspect the stadia shortlisted for the 2017 Under-17 World Cup.

updated: February 21, 2014 18:32 IST
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New Delhi: Taking the first step towards ensuring smooth conduct of the 2017 Under-17 football World Cup in India, a three-member FIFA team has met officials of the Sports Ministry before leaving to inspect probable venues for the showpiece event.

"FIFA officials are already in India and they also had a meeting with Sports Ministry officials yesterday regarding the hosting of the mega tournament. They have now left for Pune which is one of the probable eight venues," an All India Football Federation official told PTI.

"Preparations have started for the tournament and we are hopeful of being in the list of final six venues," said a state association official.

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