India is hosting the FIFA Under-17 World Cup India 2017 from 6th to 28th October 2017. Scheduled to be held in six cities namely Delhi, Goa, Kochi, Guwahati, Kolkata and Mumbai, the mega event will feature a total of 52 games.
The tournament will start in New Delhi and Navi Mumbai with the first double headers being held on 6th October. The quarter-finals will be played at Goa, Guwahati, Kochi and Kolkata, while Guwahati and Navi Mumbai will host the semi-finals. The finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 will be held in Kolkata’s iconic Salt Lake Stadium on 28th October 2017.
Sports in Kerala have now become part of the mainstream culture, and in a cricket-obsessed nation, football is Kerala’s first love. Kerala prides itself on its footballing pedigree. India’s third-largest stadium, the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium is located in Kochi and is touted to be one of the noisiest stadiums in the world, due to its distinct architecture and capacity of over 60,000.