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Tag: Fifa U 17 World Cup

South Korea favourites but we will fight: India U-16 football coach

Kuala Lumpur: One match away from sealing a maiden berth in the FIFA U-17 World Cup, India U-16 football team coach Bibiano Fernandes feels although their next opponents South Korea are the favourites, they will not go down without a fight. “South Korea are one of the teams touted to win the AFC U-16 Championship […]

Staubli first female referee to officiate in U-17 World Cup

Kolkata: Switzerland’s Esther Staubli will become the first female referee to officiate a match at the FIFA U-17 World Cup when Japan clash with New Caledonia in the final round group E match here on Saturday, a statement said. This is in line with FIFA’s objective to further develop women’s football. Staubli is one of seven […]

U-17 World Cup: Off-colour Brazil down spirited Koreans

Kochi: Brazil produced an unconvincing performance to beat a stubborn North Korea 2-0 in a Group D match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Tuesday. Lincoln (56th minute) and Paulinho (61st) struck after the break to save the blushes for Brazil after the Koreans put in a stout defensive performance to frustrate the […]

We have put up for sale all tickets at our disposal: LoC

New Delhi: The under-fire Local Organising Committee of the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Sunday said that it has put up for sale all the tickets it has at its disposal after discounting the shares of other stakeholders. The LOC said in a statement said that it had not held back any ticket from its […]

U-17 World Cup: Ghana beat Colombia in Group A opener

New Delhi:  Two-time champions Ghana defeated Colombia 1-0 in the opening Match of Group A at the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Friday. Sadiq Ibrahim scored the only goal of the game in the 39th minute to give Ghana three points for the win. The boys from Africa seemed more at ease in the […]

U-17 WC: Kolkata to witness protest rallies against evictions

Kolkata: Accusing the state government of forcefully evicting thousands of hawkers and shanty dwellers in Kolkata ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the Joint Forum Against Evictions on Friday said they would organise protest rallies outside the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan in Salt Lake on October 8. The first match will be played in the […]

NTPC, Dalmia Cement join FIFA U-17 World Cup sponsorship programme

New Delhi: World football’s governing body FIFA on Tuesday roped in NTPC Limited and Dalmia Cement Bharat Limited as National Supporters for the Under-17 World Cup, which kicks off on October 6. Ranked 400th in the “2016 Forbes Global 2000” ranking of the world’s biggest companies, NTPC is India’s largest energy conglomerate. The company is […]

U-17 World Cup: Niger has maximum players born on cut-off date, Guinea the youngest

Kolkata: While Niger have the highest number of players born on the cut-off date (January 1, 2000) for the FIFA U-17 World Cup starting October 6, Guinea boasts of the youngest player representing them in the tournament. From defender Ismael Issaka who plays for Niger club ASCBK to midfielder Habibou Sofiane who plies his trade for […]

U-17 World Cup: Ticket Box Office starts in Guwahati

Guwahati: The Guwahati Box Office for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup is now operational on the premises of Rupnath Brahma Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT), Lokhra here. Fans who have booked their tickets online now have the chance to redeem their booked tickets at the counter, and can also purchase Category two and three tickets, a […]

We will fight like lions, vows India U-17 coach Matos

Gurugram: India Under-17 head coach Luís Norton de Matos on Saturday said he will look to strike a balance between good football and results and promised that his wards will fight like lions at the FIFA U-17 World Cup that gets underway on October 6. “We are prepared for the tournament. What we want and […]

Vinicius Jr. not to play FIFA U-17 World Cup

Mumbai: Brazil U-17 football team star Vinicius Junior will not be a part of the team squad for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup, the Team Media Officer confirmed on Saturday. “It is confirmed Vinicius Junior will not travel to India for the U-17 World Cup,” the Gregório Fernandes told IANS when contacted over phone. […]

India announce 21-man squad for FIFA U-17 World Cup

Panaji: The Indian football team on Thursday announced 21-man squad for the FIFA U-17 World Cup scheduled to start here from October 6. India U-17 head coach Luis Norton de Matos said: “We believe that we are prepared for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. We have worked hard and made progress, but at the same […]

FIFA U-17 World Cup anthem to be on air from September 6

Kolkata: The FIFA U-17 World Cup official anthem will be launched on September 6, FIFA Local Organising Committee (LOC) project director Joy Bhattacharjya said here on Friday. “The anthem will be on air from September 6th and you will be able to hear it on radio and television.” Bhattacharjya told reporters on the sidelines of […]

Mission XI Million to spot football talent kicked off in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Promising an exciting sporting experience for the school kids of the State and also identifying talent, the Mission XI Million (MXIM) football festival kicked off at the Kalinga Stadium here on Tuesday. The event mainly aims at preparing kids for the upcoming 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup that will be held in India for […]

FIFA U-17 World Cup
U-17 World Cup first phase ticket for only Rs 48

Kolkata: During the first phase of ticket sales, an FIFA U-17 World Cup pass will cost just 48 rupees, tournament director Javier Ceppi said here on Sunday. The World Cup final will take place at the Salt Lake Stadium on October 28. The first phase of online ticket sale will start at exactly 19:11 hours […]

AIFF appoints de Matos as India U-17 coach

New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Wednesday appointed Luis Norton de Matos as the head coach of the Indian squad for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup. Matos, who met the AIFF advisory committee including representatives from Sports Authority of India (SAI), flew to Mumbai on Tuesday to meet AIFF President Praful […]