2017 U-17 WC

World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October to promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and the need to ensure food security and... Read more

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England registered a dominating 4-0 victory over Iraq riding on a brace from Daniel Loader in the Group-F encounter at the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata on Saturday (14 October 2017). Gomes initiated... Read more

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India ended their campaign in the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 when they went down four nil to a superior and physical Ghana in their third Group A match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the... Read more

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After a gallant display against Colombia, ranked 10th in the World, the Indian U-17 National Team which won hearts all over gear up to face Ghana in their third group stage match of Group A of... Read more

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After Jeakson Singh created history with the first ever goal scored by an Indian in a FIFA World Cup in their loss against Colombia, Luis Norton de Matos, Coach Indian U-17 World Cup team... Read more

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It was sheer heartbreak for India in the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. A brave and unlucky India went down to Colombia 1-2 in their second Group A match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India at the... Read more

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"We have forgotten the result against the USA. Tomorrow is a new day and we'll fight our best for a result,” Luis Norton de Matos, Head Coach of Indian U-17 World Cup Team stated some 24... Read more

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England started their FIFA U-17 World Cup campaign in fine style, thumping Chile 4-0 in the opening Group- F encounter at the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata on Sunday (8th October, 2017).... Read more

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After putting up a brave fight against USA in their Group A opener in the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, the Indian U-17 National Team turn eyes to face Colombia at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in... Read more

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The experience of playing in a FIFA World Cup is surreal according to many. The Indian U-17 National Team players were no different when the young colts became the first ever Indian team to... Read more

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After going down to USA in their first match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, Luis Norton de Matos, Coach Indian U-17 World Cup team said he isn’t “happy with the result.” “I am satisfied... Read more

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October 06, 2017 marked a historic moment in Indian football’s history as the Indian U-17 National Team became the first ever Indian participant in a FIFA Tournament, the FIFA U-17 World Cup India... Read more

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History will be scripted for Indian football in less than 24 hours when the Indian U-17 National Team take on USA on October 06, 2017 in their opener of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 India, recording... Read more

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On the eve of India’s historic first ever encounter in a FIFA U-17 World Cup, India U-17 Head Coach Luis Norton de Matos said that the “players are focused and they know what to do” as India gear up... Read more

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The FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 has added another National Supporter to its portfolio, with NTPC Limited coming on board for the tournament.  Ranked 400th in the “2016 Forbes Global... Read more

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FIFA has signed yet another National Supporter for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, with Dalmia Cement Bharat Ltd coming on board to support the tournament, which kicks off on 6 October... Read more

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 The Guwahati Box Office for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 is now operational on the premises of Rupnath Brahma Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT), Lokhra.    Fans who... Read more

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With less than a week to go for India to face USA in the first ever FIFA World Cup to be hosted by India, the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 India, Head Coach of the Indian U-17 National Team wants the... Read more

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The Indian U-17 National Team’s Mental Conditioning Coach Dr Swaroop Savanur believes that the young colts are “mentally ready”, with a week left to go for the first ever FIFA World Cup to be hosted... Read more

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Ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 India, Head Coach of the Indian U-17 National Team Luis Norton de Matos sounded confident of his boys and expressed that the young colts will give it their best... Read more

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In what would be music to the ears of Indian football lovers, the FIFA Under-17 World Cup Official Apparel has been launched across the country. The collection is priced affordably between Rs.... Read more

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Enthusiastic Kochiites reached Fort Kochi to be a part of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Trophy Experience and click pictures with the Winner's Trophy.   Present at the occasion was the Mayor of... Read more

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History beckons for Indian football as twenty one players have been selected for the first ever Indian squad to participate in a FIFA World Cup, the Indian U-17 World Cup Squad, which will... Read more

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Football fans in the capital will have another chance to book their place in history as the physical sales of tickets for the New Delhi games of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 commences on ... Read more

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With less than 20 days to go for India to clash swords against USA in the first ever FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 hosted by India, Head Coach of the Indian U-17s Luis Norton de Matos wants to show... Read more

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After enthralling fans across four host cities in India, the FIFA U-17 World Cup Winner’s Trophy was officially unveiled in Goa by the Honourable Sports Minister of Goa Shri Manohar Azgaonkar at the... Read more

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Not many football players score their first goal from the half-line, in fact, it is rather a rarity when a goal is scored from the half-line in football. But when Sanjeev Stalin struck the ball from... Read more

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Football mania reached fever pitch in the city as the Mumbai Football Arena in Andheri Sports Complex became host to the latest Mission XI Million Festival. With less than a month to go for the... Read more

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When the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 India kicks-off on October 06, 2017 with India facing USA in a Group A match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, Anwar Ali will perhaps have a chance to fulfil his lifelong... Read more

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In just over a month, 24 of the best U17 teams from across the globe will descend on India to compete in the biggest global tournament for that age group. With over a billion dreams on their... Read more

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To mark 30 days to go for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 on September 6, Carlos Valderrama, Fernando Morientes, Marcel Desailly, Jorge Campos and Emmanuel Amuneke will take part in an exhibition... Read more

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After kicking off the Kolkata leg of FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 Trophy Experience at Khudiram Anushilan Kendra on 1st September, the Winner’s Trophy was put on display at the... Read more

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President of All India Football Federation and Chairman of the Local Organising Committee for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, Praful Patel today visited the Vivekanand Yuba Bharati Krirangan to... Read more

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The FIFA U-17 World Cup Winner’s Trophy will reach the City of Joy, after charming football lovers in New Delhi and Guwahati.   Given the love for the game in Kolkata, the Trophy... Read more

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The excitement and interest around the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 just forty days away continued to grow as the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, extended his support for the event in his... Read more

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In an iconic day for the city of Guwahati, Assam Chief Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal today launched the Guwahati Host City Logo, a venue of one of the semi-finals of the FIFA U-17 World... Read more

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, today, launched the Host City Logo for Kolkata, the venue of the final of FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.   The logo, an iconic representation... Read more

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The Trophy Experience for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 opened to an overwhelming response this weekend in the Capital as more than 250000 people lined up to look and pose with the silverware at... Read more

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In a first of a kind experience, thousands of children along with dignitaries from the Government of India came together to celebrate the launch of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 Trophy... Read more

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As part of All India Football Federation’s efforts to field a strong India U-17 National Team in the first ever FIFA World Cup to be hosted in India, the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 India, the Indian... Read more

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Tournament Director of the Local Organising Committee for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 Javier Ceppi addressed the unexpected decline in the sale of tickets in Phase III in Guwahati at a media... Read more

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With just two months to go for the FIFA U-17 World Cup, football is indeed taking over the country with another city, Bhopal, successfully joining in line to welcome a Mission XI Million Festival.... Read more

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The Indian U-17 World Cup Squad lost 3-0 against Colombia in their second match of the Four-Nation Tournament at the Centro de Alto Rendimiento in Mexico City, Mexico today (August 04, 2017).... Read more

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Addressing a press conference in Delhi today, Tournament Director of the Local Organising Committee, FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 Javier Ceppi, urged the football fans across India to come and... Read more

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After an impressive response by fans following phases 1 and 2 of ticket sales for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) is set to launch phase 3 on 21 July,... Read more

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100,000 of the 139,760 sales put up on sale so far have been snapped up for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, confirming the country’s huge interest in the first FIFA tournament in India. ... Read more

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Moments after India were drawn in the Group A of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 India alongside United States of America, Colombia and Ghana, Head Coach Luis Norton de Matos said, “that India are ready... Read more

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FIFA and the Local Organising Committee of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 today announced that Phase I tickets for Kolkata, Guwahati and Kochi have been reopened for sale. Illustrating the... Read more

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29,358 football enthusiasts between the age of 18 and 72 submitted their applications by the closing of the registration process for the Volunteer Programme of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 on... Read more

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The AIFF has scouted Canadian national Sunny Dhaliwal for the Indian U-17 National team. Sunny stands at an imposing height of 6 feet 5 inches and plays as a goalkeeper for the youth... Read more

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Victories in their final group matches ensured Mali and Niger progressed to the tournament joining Ghana and Guinea, who had already sealed their qualification. Niger made history by qualifying for a... Read more

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Bank of Baroda in association with the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the FIFA U-17 World Cup will launch the e-ticketing platform for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup in India. The platform... Read more

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The Indian U-17 World Cup Team played a 1-1 draw against Second Division Club side of the Paris League Saint Leu in Paris, France today as part of the exposure trip of Europe(May 16, 2017).... Read more

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FIFA and the Local Organising Committee kick started the ticket sales process for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 on 15th May at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, with FIFA Legend and Spanish... Read more

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The tickets of the U-17 World Cup will go live at exactly 19:11 hrs on 16th May paying tribute to the year in which Indian football made history. It was the first time that an Indian... Read more

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FIFA announces the presence of former Spain international and FC Barcelona captain Carles Puyol for different promotional activities for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, to be played from 6th... Read more

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As football fever continues to grip the country, today, 28th April 2017, marks six months to go until the final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, the first FIFA final India will ever host. On... Read more

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Tournament Director Javier Ceppi and officials of the Local Organising Committee for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 visited Kochi on 18th, Tuesday and assessed the improvement made... Read more

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All India Football Federation’s novel concept of launching the first-ever online overseas Scouting Portal among all Sports Federations in India has borne fruit as US NRI Namit Deshpande is all set to... Read more

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With the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 scheduled in October later this year, the Local Organising Committee for the event launched the Volunteer Programme on 6th March, to offer a... Read more

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The Indian Under 17 squad, which had left for an exposure trip to Europe a couple of days back, has reportedly been training at the Troia Jose Mourinho Academy in Portugal. The boys, who are... Read more

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Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium will host  India U-17 football team's matches in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup instead of DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai as had initially been planned... Read more

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Having reached out to over 1.7 million kids already from all corners of the country, MXIM is closer to its goal of introducing the game of football to 11 million children before FIFA U-17 World Cup... Read more

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The All India Football Federation in association with the Government of India will host a Mission XI Million mega football festival in Ahmadabad, Gujarat on 8th April at 5:30 pm. ... Read more

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Mission XI Million, the legacy programme of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, reached another milestone by reaching out to one million children.   A Government of India and AIFF initiative, this... Read more

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A workshop for the Commercial Affiliates of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 was conducted by FIFA and LOC. The presentation was run by FIFA and LOC members of the marketing delegation,... Read more

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The final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 will be held in Kolkata’s iconic Salt Lake Stadium. The FIFA delegation team seemed to be pleased with Yuba Bharati's development and had no hesitation... Read more

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The 21 member FIFA and the Local Organising Committee team was delighted with the infrastructural development of Guwahati’s Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017... Read more

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A FIFA delegation team was all praise for the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai when they visited the venue as a part of their inspection process before the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.... Read more

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A 21 member FIFA Delegation and the Local Organising Committee team inspected the JN Stadium in Kochi, one of the six venues for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017, to inspect its readiness.... Read more

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Chief Minister of Goa, Mr. Manohar Parrikar welcomed the FIFA delegates to Goa earlier today and pledged full support for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.   Commenting on... Read more

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A 21-member FIFA and LOC Delegation visited Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium today to assess the progress of preparations for the FIFA U-17 World Cup.    Present at the event... Read more

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With the U-17 World Cup just months away, the Indian U-17 team have been training hard to impress in their maiden appearance. Newly appointed Portuguese boss Luis Norton de Matos is confident... Read more

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The excitement surrounding the U-17 World Cup continues to grow in India as preparations for the first FIFA tournament in India gather force. Today, 20 March 2017, marks 200 days until... Read more

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Brazil, Chile and Paraguay and Colombia booked their berths for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.   Paraguay were the first to seal passage after they beat Venezuela 3-1 on Thursday’s... Read more

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Hero MotoCorp has become the second Indian company to sign up as a National Supporter of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, to be held in six cities across the country from 6-28 October.... Read more

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According to various sources, a plethora of footballing legends will likely be touring India ahead of the Under 17 FIFA World Cup in order to boost the enthusiasm for the tournament in the country.... Read more

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The Fifa U-17 World Cup's final venue will be decided once the final inspection of the venues by the FIFA inspection team is complete.  The FIFA inspection team is scheduled to visit India... Read more

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Union Minister and singer Babul Supriyo has been appointed as the vice-president of the FIFA U-17 World organising committee. AIFF President Praful Patel confirmed the inclusion of Babul... Read more

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For the first time in Indian footballing history, a security team will be flying down from England to test safety measures installed for the fans in the Yuba Bharati Stadium in Kolkata.... Read more

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The Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, today launched its Volunteer programme, providing an opportunity for thousands of Indian and international volunteers... Read more

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After all the drama involving the sacking of Nicolai Adam and appointment of a new coach for the World Cup-bound India U-17 team, The All India Football Federation have confirmed Portugal’s Luis... Read more

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A Government of India and All India Football Federation initiative, Mission XI Million was flagged-off by Shri. Vijay Goel, Honourable Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports and Praful Patel,... Read more

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With 238 days to go until the start of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, the Official Mascot of the tournament was revealed today at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.    In a... Read more

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The All India Football Federation and Head Coach of India U17 National Team, Mr. Nicolai Adam have finally agreed upon their impending exit process, the federation confirmed through a Press Release... Read more

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