This year FIFA U-17 World Cup is hosted by India, the tournament are scheduled from 6th till 28th October 2017. India is on fifth place to become one of the Asian country to host the event, after China, Japan, South Korea and UAE. This tournament is taking place in six cities Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Kolkata, Kochi and Guwahati. The FIFA U-17 World Cup final will be held in Kolkata at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan stadium.
The FIFA U-17 World Championship is a competition that was inspired by the Lion City Cup. The association was established in 1977 by Singapore. Its the first club to come forward under 16 football tournament in the world followed FIFA’s after Joe Blatter’s recommendation. Joe Blatter’s was secretary in general who was in Singapore for the 1982 Lion City Cup and his encouragement successfully created FIFA U-16 World Championship.
The tournament consists of four teams play against one another. The standings in the group table get to choose which teams plays in advance. The team terms are followed by knockout round of successive matches where the winning team advances through the competition. The losing team get eliminated on bases of scores. The contest continues until two teams remain in the final and last winning team is announced as winner. The losing semi-finalists also contest a match to decide third place in the tournament.
The team have received unconditional support from all over the nation, everyone is supporting team Blue. Actor Akshay kumar even shared his wishes on his twitter account.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) October 5, 2017
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) October 6, 2017
— Manohar Parrikar (@manoharparrikar) October 6, 2017
Manohar Parrikar the cheif minister of Goa, Also welcomed the team and gave his best wishes for the team.
Happy India is hosting FIFA U-17 World Cup beginning today. Good luck to all the teams, with an extra slice for our boys! #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) October 6, 2017
No matter if we win or loose, you guys making us proud first time we'll listen to national anthem in football worldcup? #WeBackTheBlue
— Harsh Patel (@harshy221b) October 6, 2017
— Doordarshan Sports (@ddsportschannel) October 6, 2017
Catch your favorite game on Doordarshan Sports, go cheer your favorite team on live coverage. The team Blue is receiving lot of love and support from the nation. Go team blue, let us all shine through.