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MUMBAI: Qatar's secretary general of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy Hassan Al Thawadi, who is leading the 2022 FIFA World Cup organising committee, has expressed Qatar's desire to "capture" the Indian market, terming it "the next big market in football".

Qatar will be the first Gulf nation to host football's showpiece. The first World Cup in Asia was jointly hosted by Japan and South Korea in 2002.

Oct 31, 2017 13:10
KOLKATA: The total attendance at the the just-concluded FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017 was a record 1.347 million (1,347,131 to be exact), with Kolkata's iconic Salt Lake Stadium accounting for more than 45 per cent of the overall spectator count.
Oct 30, 2017 12:10
KOLKATA: Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said on Sunday that organisations like FIFA now have started giving importance to India and the country should make the best use of it.
Oct 28, 2017 14:10
MUMBAI: The upcoming England-Spain Under-17 football World Cup final will be broadcast live on the BBC on Saturday. Coverage will begin at 15:20 BST and can be watched on BBC Two, the BBC Sport website, app and via BBC iPlayer.
Oct 27, 2017 14:10
NEW DELHI: FIFA has praised the organistation of the U-17 World Cup in India, which is set to conclude on Saturday in Kolkata.
Oct 26, 2017 15:10
MUMBAI: India is on track to beat China for best attendance at a FIFA U-17 World Cup event.
Oct 24, 2017 15:10
KOLKATA: The last minute shifting of Wednesday's Brazil-England Under-17 FIFA World Cup semi-final tie from Guwahati to Kolkata saw over 150,000 soccer fans registering online on the FIFA website on Monday evening. The venue had to be shifted due to the poor condition of the playing field at Guwahati's Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium following heavy rains over the past few days.
Oct 06, 2017 15:10
NEW DELHI: The stage is set for the the 17th edition of the U-17 World Cup, with hosts India making their historic debut in a FIFA competition when they take on USA.  The highly anticipated contest will follow the Group A opener in Mumbai between Colombia and two-time champions Ghana.
Sep 11, 2017 12:09
KOLKATA: The first act of the final countdown to the Under-17 World Cup kick-off has been completed with the handing over of the refurbished Salt Lake Stadium to FIFA's local organising committee (LOC).  The stadium has been transformed into a state-of-the-art facility following massive renovation, with the state government having pumped in more than Rs1 billion.
Sep 09, 2017 13:09
NEW DELHI: World football world governing body FIFA would rather have the Indian government spend on the development of the sport instead of a lavish opening ceremony for the Under-17 World Cup it will host next month.
Sep 06, 2017 15:09
NEW DELHI: Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan has asked the states in the National Capital Region to take all possible measures to prevent a spike in air pollution levels during the upcoming U-17 FIFA World Cup in Delhi.