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FIFA U-17 World Cup in India set to go past China 1985 as best-attended edition of showpiece event

With just 6,000 spectators behind, the current edition in India is set to get past China as the best-attended FIFA U-17 World Cup.

The second semi-final at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai, where Spain defeated Mali 3-1 to set up a final date with England, saw a turnout of 37,487 to take the overall tally to 12,24,027, which is just 6,000 behind the total attendance in that recorded in the inaugural edition in China in 1985.

Brazil fans in Kochi celebrate at the end of the U-17 World Cup match between Brazil and Honduras. Getty Images

Brazil fans in Kochi celebrate at the end of the U-17 World Cup match between Brazil and Honduras. Getty Images

The final attendance at the Salt Lake Stadium is all set to be a full house of 66,687 with all the tickets sold out well in advance.

Relocated in less than 48 hours' notice, the Kolkata fans did not disappoint as the organisers recorded an official attendance of 63,881 for the England-Brazil semi-final.

The record attendance at this edition in India has been in the quarters between Brazil and Germany.


Updated Date: Oct 26, 2017 15:12 PM

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