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Goa on schedule to host U-17 FIFA world cup!

A delegation representing FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) visited the state in order to assess the venues to be used during the FIFA U-17 World cup. So far they have found the work progress to be satisfactory and another site visit is scheduled to be held in October. Emphasis was laid out on making sure that the attendance during the games is to the capacity of the venue.

In 2013, India won the bid to host the 2017 edition of the U-17 FIFA world cup. Subsequently six cities across six states were shortlisted to hold the games.

State                                      City                                              Venue                                                               Capacity

Delhi                                      Delhi                           Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium                                          60,000

West Bengal                         Kolkata                              Salt Lake Stadium                                                 85,000

Maharastra                          Navi Mumbai                     DY Patil Stadium                                                 55,000

Goa                                        Margao                               Fatorda Stadium                                                  19,800

Kerela                                   Kochi                          Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium                                          67,000

Assam                                  Guwahati               Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium                                       30,000

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