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FIFA promises to deliver ‘magnificent’ U-17 World Cup in India

FIFA hopes the World Cup will boost football in India

By: Sarwar Alam

India’s vast size and diversity posed as obstacles in the initial preparatory stage, but having crossed the hurdles, FIFA’s head of events Jaime Yarza has promised to deliver a “magnificent” U-17 football World Cup. India is bracing up to host its biggest-ever football tournament, and the world’s third biggest, from October 6 to 28 in six cities. “India is massive and has so many diverse regions that coordination with the various authorities can be challenging. In addition to this the distances to cover when we do inspections can be quite big. The infrastructure needed huge improvements but in general I am confident that it will be a magnificent FIFA World…

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