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Fifa U-17 World Cup 2017: Venue for final likely to be decided on 27 March after stadium inspections

New Delhi: The venue for the final of the U-17 World Cup is likely to be decided once the final round of Fifa inspection starting 22 March is complete, sources close to the Local Organising Committee (LOC) said.

A Fifa delegation, led by Fifa Head of Events Jaime Yarza, will visit India from 21-27 March for the final inspection of the facilities in the six cities which will host matches of the Under-17 Football World Cup in October.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

The team will land in New Delhi on 21 March and inspect the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and the training grounds the next day. It will hold a press conference here on 22 March.

The next day, the team will be in Goa, before proceeding to Kochi (24 March), Navi Mumbai (25 March), Guwahati (26 March) and Kolkata (27 March).

"On the last day of our inspection, the match schedule could be announced," an official told IANS on Wednesday.

"Like where the opener will be held, and semi final and final details," he added.

All the stadiums at the six venues have been revamped for the youth showpiece to be held from 6 to 28 October.

The six cities will also have four training grounds each. The draw of the tournament will be held on 7 July.

Published Date: Mar 16, 2017 11:57 AM | Updated Date: Mar 16, 2017 11:57 AM

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