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Electronic Keys Part of Banned Items from U-17 Fifa World Cup

The question is, how does one get to and from the games then?

Goa is all set to host the U-17 FIFA World Cup. This prestigious event is a first for Goa. The games kick off at the Nehru stadium in Margao on 6th October 2017. Football is an integral part of the Goan lifestyle and the U-17 FIFA World Cup certainly has everyone going crazy with football fever. That being said, it seems like the officials mean business when it comes to the security at the games. In fact, they have just released a list of banned items.

 

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Banned Items at The U-17 FIFA World Cup

It’s the biggest sporting event to be held in Goa. At least 10,000 fans are expected for every match. Therefore state police officials refuse to leave anything to chance when it comes to ensuring security.

So here’s a list of banned items which cannot be brought into the stadium:

Blade, scissors or other sharp objects
Weapons, sticks
Glass objects
Any kind of bags
Mobile charger, power bank
Remote controlled car key
Any battery powered objects, including toys, torch, cameras
Powders, jellies
Lighters, cigarettes
Vuvuzela, similar music instruments

“Explosives come in the form of powders and jellies. Any battery operated object can be used as a remote to trigger an explosion. So any battery-powered object is prohibited from being carried into the stadium, with the exception of a mobile phone,” deputy inspector general of police (DIG) Vimal Gupta told TOI.
Gupta said the security measures adopted are as per international standards for events of this scale.

All sharp objects are also banned in the stadium for obvious reasons, and bags of any kind will not be allowed at the match venue, officials said.

Lockers will not be provided to deposit personal belongings either.

Gupta also said that spectators should detach the remote control to the vehicle from the key and carry only the key to the stadium.

When and where are the games happening

Goa will host the first match of the tournament on Saturday when Germany face Costa Rica. Other league matches will take place on October 10 and October 13. Two pre-quarterfinals have been scheduled for October 17, while a lone quarterfinal will be played on October 21. All the matches will be played at the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda.

Twenty-four countries, including the host country, are participating in the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held from October 6 to 28 in India.
Source – TOI
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