U 17 World Cup

  • Bhutia, Chhetri in AIFFsuggested committee for U17 World Cup May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to beef up the technical knowhow ahead of the 2017 Under17 World Cup, AIFF president Praful Patel on Wednesday suggested the formation of a special committee involving former and current skippers Baichung Bhutia and Sunil Chhetri. In a meeting here, the All India Football Federation's executive committee endorsed...
  • India have impressive talent pool: Liverpool's youth academy coach April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In an initiative which might help India's chances when the country hosts the under-17 World Cup, the Liverpool Football Academy-DSK Shivajians academy has offered to groom Indian players for the mega-event and beyond. DSK Shivajians had tied up with the world famous English club to start a residential international...
  • FIFA team meets sports ministry, starts inspection of venues February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking the first step towards ensuring smooth conduct of the 2017 Under17 football World Cup in India, a threemember FIFA team has met officials of the Sports Ministry before leaving to inspect probable venues for the showpiece event. "FIFA officials are already in India and they also had a...
  • India can qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup: Tendulkar December 24, 2013

    Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly welcomed the FIFA U17 World Cup in India, and Tendulkar said that India could surely qualify for the 2022 football World Cup. ...
  • Will have to ensure good team at U17 WC: Bhutia December 6, 2013

    New Delhi: As Indian football rejoices after winning the bid to host the Under17 World Cup, former captain Baichung Bhutia on Friday said the more difficult task for the country would be to put together a good team to compete in the megaevent and develop the infrastructure. Thanking the All India...
  • India submits bid to host FIFA U17 World Cup November 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Thursday announced that India had submitted an official bid to host the 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup. "We are happy that we could submit all the necessary bid documents before the deadline," AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das told www.theaiff.com. "I am grateful to...
  • 2017 U17 World Cup can boost Indian football: Paul Masefield July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Former English footballer Paul Masefield said on Thursday that if India manage to win the bid for the 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup, it will significantly boost the popularity of the sport in the country. "If India manage to pull off the bid for the U17 World Cup, it...
  • U17 World Cup: FIFA wants to educate AIFF April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: With India in the reckoning for hosting the Under17 World Cup in 2017, FIFA is learnt to be keen on educating the AIFF officials on the nitty gritty associated with organising big international football events. The United Arab Emirates FA, host of 2013 junior World Cup, recently told the...
  • U17 WC: FIFA agrees to review Indian govt's letter January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: FIFA on Wednesday agreed to review the letter of the Government of India and requested the AIFF to send its legal advisors to discuss in detail issues relating to India's chances of hosting the Under17 World Cup in 2017. All India Football Federation chief Praful Patel on Wednesday...
  • U17 World Cup: FIFA seeks specific assurances from India January 14, 2013

    New Delhi: FIFA, the governing body of world football, has asked for specific assurances from the Indian government by March on hosting the U17 World Cup in 2017. All India Football Federation (AIFF) secretary general Kushal Das said that FIFA has rejected the first letter from the government and now...
  • AIFF gets government nod to host U17 WC 2017 September 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Three days ahead of India's formal bid for the Under17 Football World Cup in 2017, the AIFF received a shot in the arm as the central government gave its approval for hosting the prestigious event. The news was conveyed on Monday, to the AIFF in a letter, dated September...
  • AIFF gets approval for hosting U17 World Cup September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Three days ahead of India's formal bid for the Under17 Football World Cup in 2017, the AIFF on Monday got a shot in the arm as the central government gave its approval for hosting the prestigious event. The news was conveyed to the AIFF in a letter, dated September...