FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly expected to attend final in Kolkata

As of now, the LOC has confirmed that FIFA president Gianni Infantino, AIFF supremo Praful Patel and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be present for the final in Kolkata.

PTI October 26, 2017 15:31:32 IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly expected to attend final in Kolkata

Kolkata: A host of Indian sportspersons including cricket icons Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly are expected to attend the FIFA U-17 World Cup final in Kolkata on 28 October.

"I will be there in Kolkata for the final," Ganguly, one of the brand ambassadors of the World Cup, said.

FIFA U17 World Cup 2017 Sachin Tendulkar Sourav Ganguly expected to attend final in Kolkata

The FIFA U-17 World Cup final between England and Spain will take place in Kolkata. Getty Images

The FIFA local organising committee said Tendulkar is also expected since he too is an ambassador with online partners of the event.

As of now, the LOC has confirmed that FIFA president Gianni Infantino, AIFF supremo Praful Patel and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be present for the final in Kolkata.

There will also be the FIFA Council members with their meeting slated on the eve of the final.

England thrashed three-time champions Brazil 3-1 in Kolkata while Spain defeated Mali by an identical margin in Mumbai to set up an European final on 28 October.

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