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.

Oct 02, 2017 19:10
NEW DELHI: The All India Football Federation has managed to raise just under Rs400 million as national sponsorship monies from three corporates for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup.  Bank of Baroda, Coal India, Hero are the three national sponsors for the tournament.
Oct 02, 2017 19:10
MUMBAI: Brazilian sensation Vinicius Jose Paixaio de Oliviera Junior has been forced by his current club Flamengo to opt out of travelling to India for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup, which kicks off on October 6.  
Sep 11, 2017 12:09
MUMBAI: An exhibition match that was to feature former Real Madrid and Barcelona legends, slated to be held in Mumbai on September 15, will not take place "due to unavailability of some players", the organisers said on Sunday.
Sep 08, 2017 11:09
PANAJI: Physical sale of tickets for the FIFA U-17 World Cup, to be hosted by India, started Thursday in Goa with launch of the Box Office near the Sports Authority of Goa Indoor Stadium in Fatorda. Goans can now buy tickets from the counters which will be open from 10 am to 5 pm, a media release said.
Sep 07, 2017 16:09
BHUBANESWAR: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced the pools and schedule for the Odisha Men’s Hockey World League Final, Bhubaneswar 2017. Seven teams who qualified through the Hockey World League Semi-Finals plus hosts India will go head to head to be crowned champions of season 3, which started back in April 2016.
Sep 04, 2017 09:09
MUMBAI: A new official promo song for the 2017 FIFA U 17 World Cup, featuring cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, Indian football great Bhaichung Bhutia and Indian women’s football team forward Bala Devi star has just been released.
Sep 02, 2017 16:09
NEW DELHI: Hockey India has sacked head coach Roelant Oltmans following the national team’s poor showing in the last two years. High performance director David John will take charge till a suitable replacement is found.
Aug 31, 2017 10:08
KOLKATA: Former football stars Shyam Thapa, Subrata Bhattacharya and Prasun Banerjee are among those expected to join the FIFA U-17 World Cup Trophy Tour in Kolkata from September 1 to 3. The six-city trophy tour for the FIFA U-17 World Cup began in the national capital from August 17. The tour will cover almost 9,000 km over a period of 40 days between August 17 and September 26.
Aug 30, 2017 11:08
NEW DELHI: India is "a football boom waiting to happen", says FIFA president Gianni Infantino as the country prepares host its biggest football tournament, the U-17 World Cup. Infantino felt there is plenty of scope to develop the game in India.
Aug 28, 2017 09:08
MUMBAI: Governing authority FIFA has decided to add the official team India jersey to the FIFA merchandise from this October, when India plays host to the U 17 World Cup.