FIFA Under 17 World Cup – It is a biennial international Football tournament organized by FIFA and is slated to be hosted by India within 6th-28th October 2017. India will be the first among the Asian countries to host the U17 World Cup whose rights it had bagged on 5th December, 2013. 6 stadiums around the country will be availed for holding the Football tournaments and the last leg of the tournament will take place in Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata.
There will be 23 teams who will take part in the tournament which include, India, Iraq, Iran, Japan, North Korea, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, United States, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, New Caledonia, New Zealand, England, France, Germany, Spain and Turkey. India will make its first appearance as a team in the FIFA World Cup at any age level for being the hosting country.
Stadiums that are going to host the FIFA Under 17 World Cup are,
- Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata.
- Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
- Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi
- DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
- Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati
- Margao, Fatorda Stadium
Here take a look how the stadiums are being adorned and top dollar being spent to hold the majestic Football Tournament of all times.
FIFA Under 17 World Cup stadiums –
Salt Lake Stadium:
Considered to be at par with any world class venue to host the tournament, the refurbished Salt Lake looks extravagant from both a close and far.
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi:
All the infrastructures are in place for the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium. An amount of 47.33 crores have been spent for making it look world class.
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi:
The 2010 Commonwealth Games famed Jawaharlal Nehru stadium New Delhi has a seating capacity of 60,000. All of the Stadium is being refurbished inside out in the wake of FIFA U17.
DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai:
A host of new renovations such as newly fitted chairs and fabric roof denotes FIFA U17 is just round the corner.
Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati:
New bucket seats have been installed in the galleries with a mesmerizingly beautiful new playing turs had been introduced. There are new street lights that are installed and VIP boxes are refurbished too.
Located in Goa, the stadium has a capacity of sitting 19,000 people at a time. Besides an array of other matches in the tournament, Margao will host the Quarter Final on 21st October. It is hence being readied in the same vigour as the previous notable stadiums.
These are the FIFA Under 17 World Cup stadiums.