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Tag: Fifa U 17

U-17 World Cup: India end on poor note as Ghana advance

New Delhi: India ended their campaign on a poor note, suffering a heavy 0-4 defeat to Ghana in their last Group A match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Thursday. Ghana skipper Eric Ayiah (43rd, 52nd minutes) struck a brace, bulging the net on either side of the break before Richard Danso (86th) […]

India lose to Colombia at FIFA U-17 World Cup

New Delhi: India lost by a slender 1-2 margin to Colombia in a Group A fixture of the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Monday. A brace from Juan Penaloza (49th, 83rd minute) helped the visitors seal their first victory and earn three points. Jeakson Thounaojam etched his name in […]

Would like to create history, says India U-17 coach Matos

New Delhi: India chief coach Luis Norton de Matos on Thursday said his wards would like to create history when they take on the field against the United States in their first match of the Under-17 football World Cup here on Friday. Matos said the players are positive ahead of their opening match and will […]

India U-17 footballers meet Sports Minister Rathore

New Delhi: The Indian Under-17 football squad on Tuesday met Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore along with All India Football Federation (AIFF) General Secretary Kushal Das. Addressing the colts, Rathore, an Olympics shooting medallist in 2004, said: “The FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 is a very important occasion as for the first time an Indian […]

Official ball for FIFA U-17 World Cup launched

New Delhi: Krasava, the official match ball for the FIFA Under-17 football World Cup has been launched, it was announced on Thursday. Krasava is a word commonly used by Russian sports fans to describe a beautiful performance and is the ultimate praise for a team when they play with creativity and flair. The pattern on […]

U-17 World Cup: Students to get free tickets

Kolkata: Around 5,000 students of schools and colleges will be provided free tickets by the West Bengal government to watch matches of the FIFA U-17 World Cup scheduled to start from next month at the Salt Lake Stadium here. “They will be provided free tickets to watch ten matches of the U-17 World Cup,” state […]

DY Patil Stadium in great shape: Mali official

Mumbai: Ahead of Mali’s FIFA U-17 World Cup group stage matches at the DY Patil Stadium here from October 6, the country’s youth football head Sekou Sylla has heaped praise on the facility on Sunday. The stadium, which has a capacity of holding 45,300 spectators, will host six group stage matches alongwith one game each […]

Maradona to visit Kolkata for a 2-day trip in September

Kolkata: Argentine legend Diego Maradona is set to kick off the football carnival in India during his September 18-19 visit, about a month ahead of the City of Joy’s historic date with FIFA U-17 World Cup Final. This will be the 1986 World Cup winner’s second visit to the city after December 2008 when thousands […]