Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore says India must strive hard to bring back football's glory
Union sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Saturday said India must work hard towards bringing back the lost glory of football.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Brazil played their worst game in two and half years, says coach after win
Brazil coach Carlos Amadeu on Saturday said they experienced their worst game in two and half years, after an unconvincing 2-0 win over Mali to finish third in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Kolkata.
A riveting contest is on the cards when England and Spain lock horns in the first-ever all-European summit clash of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, which will have a new champion on Saturday after a record-breaking tournament.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Flamboyant Brazil, aggressive Mali look to sign off on a high in bronze medal match
Their bid for a fourth title halted by England in the semi-finals, Brazil will seek a consolation win when they take on Mali in the third-place play-off of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in what could turn out to be a high-scoring match in Kolkata on Saturday.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 star Phil Foden could be handed Manchester City debut soon by Pep Guardiola
The 17-year-old Foden has been outstanding at the tournament in India, helping his country reach the final, where they were scheduled to play Spain on Saturday.
Abel Ruiz spearheads Spain's attacking quartet and is one of the side's players to watch out for in the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 final against England in Kolkata.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Mali coach advocates for goalline technology after being denied goal against Spain
"The referee is a human being. He can commit errors," said Jonas Kokou Komla.
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Marco van Basten says event will help Indian football 'get a new horizon'
"I can only say I was not so professional when I was 16," added Basten.
This is the first time England will play in the final in their fourth attempt. Spain will also be gunning for their maiden title after finishing runners-up thrice in 1991, 2003 and 2007.
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.
With the figures in the tournament in India being just 6,000 behind China 1985, the attendance in the final 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.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Ahead of final, England star Rhian Brewster has already left stamp on tournament
Brewster’s gifts have been seen in full glory since the quarters; he has been involved in all of England’s seven goals since, propelling himself and his team to the top of the goalscoring charts.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Happy with style of play but a lot more to do, says Brazil coach ahead of semis
There is always an exhibition of beautiful football whenever Brazil play but head coach Carlos Amadeu on Tuesday said that his side will not be content with just doing that and are determined to win the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: How Arsene Wenger's first boss Jean-Marc Guillou is powering Mali's charge
Jean-Marc Guillou, who gave Arsene Wenger his first coaching break, is the man behind the footballing revolution brewing in Mali, who have made it to the semi-final of this year's FIFA U-17 World Cup having lost in the final last time around.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Over a lakh takers for tickets to relocated Brazil-England semi-final in Kolkata
There was an online queue of more than a lakh registered within an hour after tickets for the Brazil-England match were thrown open at the official FIFA site.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Brazil vs England semi-final shifted to Kolkata due to Guwahati's poor pitch conditions
The FIFA Under-17 World Cup semifinal between Brazil and England was on Monday shifted from Guwahati to Kolkata due to poor pitch conditions in the North-Eastern city, a development which will cause inconvenience to the two teams.
Experience became the undoing of Ghana as Mali waddled through difficult conditions to become the first side to register a spot in the final four of the competition.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Three-time champions Brazil take on old foes Germany in marquee quarter-final clash
The big-ticket quarterfinal match between Brazil and Germany has already got the fans talking and the Sunday turnout is expected to be above 60,000.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Spain's quarter-final against dark horses Iran promises intriguing tactical battle
The battle between Iran and Spain promises an intriguing tactical contest between two evenly-matched squads, but in the end it will be a test of temperaments which will make the difference.