• Thursday, May 19, 2022

FOOTBALL

India promises no Commonwealth Games fiasco at U17 World Cup

FIFA hopes the U17 World Cup will see a football boom in India

By: Sarwar Alam

India has promised that this year’s U17 football World Cup will avoid the errors of New Delhi’s 2010 Commonwealth Games, which were notorious for shoddy facilities and corruption. Subrata Dutta, a vice-president of the All India Football Federation, said the tournament in October — the biggest football competition ever held in India — would make the country proud. “It will be different (from the Commonwealth Games),” Dutta said at the World Football Forum in Changsha, China. “I think it will really make us proud and we will be able to give our best.” The three-week World Cup will be played in…

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