7/1/2017 7:15:27 PM

India to play FIFA U-17 World Cup group matches in New Delhi

India to play FIFA U-17 World Cup group matches in New Delhi

Hosts India will play their FIFA U-17 World Cup group matches in New Delhi after the world body amended the matches on Saturday following a request from the Local Organising Committee (LOC) and the local government.

The Group A featuring the home team, which is automatically seeded as A1, will be based in New Delhi and Group B teams will be based in Navi Mumbai.

“Attendance at the venue, where the home team plays its matches, is one of the tournament’s priorities. It’s crucial to achieving the purpose of better positioning the sport in the country,” said FIFA’s Head of Tournaments Jaime Yarza.

The draw will take place in Mumbai on July 7.

Besides India, who qualified as hosts, Iran, Iraq, Japan, North Korea, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, USA, England, France, Germany, Spain, Turkey, Mali, Niger, Ghana, and Guinea have booked their tickets to the competition.

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