Under 17 World Cup

  • FIFA earmarks USD 38 million for U-17 World Cup in India June 20, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: It's not just the All India Football Federation but the sport's governing body FIFA is also doing its bit to ensure a smooth conduct of the Under-17 World Cup, earmarking around USD 38 million for the marquee event to be hosted by the 'sleeping giant' in 2017. A...
  • India's 2017 U-17 World Cup bid gets support from FIFA VP May 6, 2013

    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 World...
  • 'Hosting U-17 WC will change Indian football' September 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Keen to see India as host of the Under-17 World Cup in 2017, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has reportedly told Sports Minister Ajay Maken that organising the event will bring about a "big change in Indian football." "The sports minister was very positive and extended full support to...
  • India set to host U-17 football WC in 2017 September 6, 2012

    FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke is in India with a view to improving football in the country. ...
  • India to capitalize on Blatter visit next month February 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian football administrators are eager to use an upcoming visit by FIFA president Sepp Blatter to give an impetus to the sport in the cricket-crazy country. "The FIFA chief will visit India on March 9, giving us an opportunity to showcase the potential of football in our country," All...