FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Free entry for practice games of Brazil, England and New Zealand at Mumbai

Mumbai: The gates will be open for the two practice matches involving the Under-17 national teams of Brazil, England and New Zealand at the Mumbai Football Arena in Andheri.

Representational Image. Image courtesy: Twitter @AIFFMedia

Representational Image. Image courtesy: Twitter @AIFFMedia

Dinesh Nair, trustee, Mumbai Football Arena said, "We will not be charging any entry fee to the football enthusiast from the city as we want to give them an opportunity to watch the future stars live in action."

"This will also help in the build-up to the mega event and we, at the Mumbai Football Arena, are proud to play host to these practice games. The Brazilian and England teams are some of the strong contenders and football fans can come and enjoy watching the games free of cost," Nair added.

The three teams will be playing the practice games as their final tune-up for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup to be hosted in India from 6 to 28 October.

Three-time champions, Brazil, is scheduled to play against New Zealand on 28 September at 5 pm and England is scheduled to play against New Zealand on 1 October at 5 pm.

Brazil is also expected to play another practice game against a local club, either Indian Navy or Air India from Mumbai or Pune City FC on 30 September, but nothing is finalised yet, a media release said.


Updated Date: Sep 28, 2017 18:30 PM

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