FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Narendra Modi, football body's general secretary to attend India's opening match

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, FIFA general secretary Fatma Samoura and head of FIFA tournaments Jaime Yarza will be amongst the spectators on the inaugural day match between host India and the United States in the U-17 World Cup in New Delhi on Friday.

Representative image, India to host USA in their tournament opener at New Delhi. Image Courtesy: Twitter/@IndianFootball

Representative image. India to host USA in their FIFA U-17 opener at New Delhi. Image Courtesy: Twitter/@IndianFootball

"PM Modi, FIFA general secretary, head of FIFA tournaments will be there on the inaugural day," a source told IANS on Thursday.

Indian football greats I.M. Vijayan, Bhaichung Bhutia and current national team captain Sunil Chhetri are also likely to be a part of the historical moment.

"We have send invitations to some Indian footballers, I.M Vijayan, Sunil Chhetri, Bhaichung Bhutia to join us on the inaugural day," the source said.

India will make their debut in the FIFA U-17 World Cup against the US at the 60,000-seater Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, which has reported a packed house for the fixture.


Updated Date: Oct 05, 2017 17:49 PM

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