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  • FIFA delegation satisfied with Salt Lake Stadium 28-02-2014 05:26 PM

    Kolkata: A FIFA delegation on a visit to inspect venues in connection with the 2017 Under-17 Football World Cup, which India would host, expressed satisfaction with the Salt Lake Stadium. "We are very much satisfied with such a massive stadium .... now we have to sit together to discuss how...
  • India gets down to preparing for Under-17 FIFA World Cup 15-12-2013 04:43 PM

    New Delhi: India is gearing itself to host the Under-17 FIFA World Cup in 2017, in preparation for which, the country's parent body for football, is giving the push to short-listed host cities to put infrastructure upgradation on the fast track. Encouraged by the World Cup allotment, the All India...
  • Football fraternity feel U-17 FIFA WC will change face of game 05-12-2013 11:50 PM

    New Delhi: The football fraternity Thursday described FIFA's decision to award India the right to host the 2017 Under-17 World Cup as a historic development which may change the face of the game in the country. In a landmark development, India was chosen as the host country for the mega...
  • India to host the Under-17 Football World Cup in 2017 05-12-2013 09:55 PM

    It was a historical moment for Indian sports as FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Thursday announced that India will be hosting the Under-17 Football World Cup in 2017. The other countries that were in the contention to host the competition were South Africa, Uzbekistan and Republic of Ireland. As per...
  • May continue until 2017 worlds, says Usain Bolt 20-09-2013 08:18 AM

    London: Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, may continue competing until the 2017 world championships in London, the Jamaican told the BBC on Thursday. The six-times Olympic champion had previously always said he planned to quit after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. "I wanted to retire after Rio but...
  • 2017 U-17 World Cup can boost Indian football: Paul Masefield 18-07-2013 09:38 PM

    New Delhi: Former English footballer Paul Masefield said on Thursday that if India manage to win the bid for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, it will significantly boost the popularity of the sport in the country. "If India manage to pull off the bid for the U-17 World Cup,...
  • India's 2017 U-17 World Cup bid gets support from FIFA VP 06-05-2013 05:56 PM

    New Delhi: World football governing body's vice-president Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein on Monday backed India's bid to host the 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup, saying that the country was crucial for the overall development of the game in the continent. "I support India's bid to host the 2017 FIFA U-17...