India 100% ready for U17 World Cup: Praful


NEW DELHI: FIFA U-17 World Cup Local Organising Committee chairman Praful Patel has said that India is "100 per cent ready" to host the event that kicks off 6 October 2017.

"India is ready, we have 100 percent readiness on infrastructure and the Indian national team is geared up to participate in the World Cup. The time of reckoning has come for Indian football and we are proud to announce the stage is set for the World Cup," PTI quotes Patel as saying at a press conference here on Tuesday.

Patel, who is also the All India Football Federation (AIFF) president, said that the FIFA hosting its executive committee meeting in India for the first time itself is an important milestone. "It is also a reflection that FIFA is very keen to see India's transition from a footballing nation of the past to a footballing nation of the future. And this is something to be really proud of. We have been 100 per cent on track on all issues."


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