Improved infrastructure to be enduring legacy of U-17 WC: Ceppi

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NEW DELHI: Top-class infrastructure will be the biggest legacy the FIFA U-17 World Cup will leave behind in India, The Local Organising Committee’s tournament director Javier Ceppi said here Tuesday.

“Infrastructure is going to be the biggest legacy of the World Cup, you have seen how things have been,” Ceppi told PTI three days ahead the start of the tournament.

Ceppi assured that India is 100 per cent ready to host the tournament.

“We are in a very good position at the moment as far as preparation is concerned. Everything has been put in place,” he said.

Ceppi has also worked with the LOCs of the previous two editions of the U-17 World Cup, in UAE (2013) and Chile (2015). 

He spoke after the tournament’s official cars handover ceremony at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. 

Hyundai Motors India Ltd (HMIL) has the exclusive rights to provide transportation to FIFA officials during the tournament.

Also present during the event were YK Koo, MD and CEO (HMIL) and Martin Nussbaumer, FIFA’s marketing operations group leader.


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