FIFA U-17 World Cup: Kolkata to host summit clash

Written by Newsroom Staff March 28, 2017 10:47

New Delhi, Mar 28: Kolkata will host the summit clash of the U-17 World Cup football on October 28 while Navi Mumbai and Guwahati were chosen to stage the semifinals of the prestigious FIFA tournament the country is hosting for the first time.

The announcement of the tournament schedule came after a seven-day visit by an eight-member FIFA team led by its head of events Jaime Yarza.

The FIFA officials, along with Local Organising Committee members, inspected all the six cities — Kolkata, New Delhi, Guwahati, Margao, Kochi and Navi Mumbai — which will host the tournament. Kolkata was the last port of call for the FIFA team.

The two semifinals will be held in Navi Mumbai’s DY Patil Stadium and Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium in Guwahati.