FIFA U-17 World Cup tournament director Javier Ceppi says 'rat' comments did not refer to showpiece event
At an event in New Delhi on Wednesday, Javier Ceppi had rued the Indian system and said "there were events where players are changing next to rats".
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Javier Ceppi believes that despite tournament being hailed, it wasn't a success for fans
Ceppi said, "People keep on saying the World Cup was a success by all means, but to be honest on my experience as a fan, I don't think it was a success for the fan, that's the reality.
Javier Ceppi says aim of conducting FIFA U-17 World Cup in India was to improve standard of football
Athletes are stars and need to be respected and importance needs to be given to the game rather than celebrities, added Ceppi.
FIFA lauded India for delivering a hugely successful Under-17 World Cup, both in terms of quality of football as well as organisation and said that the country seems capable of hosting bigger global tournaments in the future.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: AIFF president Praful Patel announces setting up of Centre of Excellence in India
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel announced the setting up of a Centre of Excellence (COE) in two years time with financial and technical help from the world body FIFA.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Javier Ceppi says he is 'personally hurt' by incidents of tickets being sold in black market
"I really don't like such an incident. It hurts from a personal point of view. Nobody has the right to do that," said Ceppi.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Event has been more successful than 2011 Cricket World Cup, claims Javier Ceppi
FIFA Under-17 World Cup tournament director Javier Ceppi on Sunday said the event has been more successful than the ICC World Cup 2011 in terms of spectator turnout
It's a bit strange that India was told they could not host an opening ceremony for the FIFA U-17 World Cup that is set to kick off in a few hours
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: With spruced up Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi looks to shed 'uninspiring' tag
Now that the World Cup is here, New Delhi is hoping to shed some of the baggage that is readily associated with it. It is often found to be dull, uninspiring and a hassle-prone venue. For once, Delhi has shown that it cares.
At present, India are a second-tier nation in Asian football. Six world class all-seater stadiums are ready and can transform India’s football destiny.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: AIFF optimistic about Indian football team's future, but let's wait and watch
Over the next month during the FIFA U-17 World Cup, India will have to show that they can also be a footballing nation in the present.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis launches 'host city logo' for Navi Mumbai
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis confirmed all his support and promised that the state government will also heavily use city logo for promoting the event all around Mumbai and the state
Giving it a 10/10 rating, LOC tournament director Javier Ceppi said the revamped stadium is at par with any world-class venue that has hosted a FIFA World Cup final.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Brazil's Vinicius Junior will be the most expensive footballer to play the tournament
Vinicius Junior became the world's most expensive teenage signings Real Madrid agreed to acquire his rights from Flamengo from July 2018 for Euro 45 million.
The 'Goa Logo' for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup was on Friday launched by chief minister Manohar Parrikar at the GMC stadium at Bambolim.
Kerala Chief Minister Shri Pinarayi Vijayan launched the host city logo for Kochi, one of the venues of FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 on Monday.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Assam CM unveils winner's trophy, host city logo; says event will inspire youngsters
The host city logo of Guwahati for the upcoming FIFA Under-17 World Cup was launched by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Gianni Infantino will be 'state guest', says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
The stadium will host 10 matches including the final, which means the winner of the first FIFA tournament in the country will be crowned in Kolkata.
ISL 2017-18: Delhi Dynamos partner with Mission XI Million to groom young players at grassroots level
Delhi Dynamos will help in executing the Mission XI Million festivals that are held in Delhi-NCR by sending its own coaching staff, for the purpose of training and grooming young players.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: 2.5 lakh football fans turn up at India Gate to catch glimpse of tournament trophy
The response to what is the first leg of the six-venue tour of FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 was overwhelming with people getting a chance to pose with the silverware.