FIFA team to visit India to assess U-17 World Cup preparation

New Delhi: In a bid to inspect the preparations for next year’s U-17 World Cup a high-powered FIFA delegation led by Head of Competitions Jamie Yarza will be visiting India between February 14 to 20.

In what will be the first full inspection from FIFA, they will be inspecting each of the six stadiums and all the designated training sites in each city to evaluate India’s preparation for the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in September-October next year.

Besides Yarza, the FIFA dignitaries will include FIFA Competitions Department Tracy Lu, FIFA Competitions Department Felipe Restrepo, FIFA Competitions Department Vijay Parthasarathy, FIFA Marketing Christina Hollerl, FIFA Media Jochem Steinhoff, FIFA TV Paul Calder, FIFA Ticketing Jean Pierre Koeltgen, FIFA Senior Development Manager Mike Pfister and FIFA Development Officer Shaji Prabhakaran.

India had bagged the hosting rights of the U-17 World Cup in December, 2013. This will be the first time India will host an international football competition at a worldwide level.

FIFA Inspection schedule: 15th February – Kochi, 16th February – Goa, 17th February – Mumbai, 18th February – Kolkata, 19th February – Guwahati and 20th February – New Delhi.

(With PTI inputs)


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