The stakeholders of the DY Patil Stadium had ensured the work was done to fulfil all compliance criteria for the final ratification, a release said.
After visiting the Jawarharlal Nehru International Stadium, a 23-member high-level delegation comprising Fifa experts and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) ratified Kochi as the venue for next year's mega event.
The Local Organising Committee of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 (LOC) today unveiled the official emblem for what will be the country's first international football event.
The All India Football Federation's (AIFF) Executive Committee on Monday approved new rules for the Indian Super League (ISL) which will take effect from the upcoming season of the lucrative tournament
Buoyed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's support to the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in the country next year, Tournament Director Javier Ceppi on Wednesday said the government's involvement in the prestigious event will play a major role towards creating a "football revolution" in India.
The All India Football Federation feels hosting the U-17 World Cup could act as a stepping stone to the country realising its dream of playing in the FIFA World Cup, saying the boys competing in the mega event two years from now will form the backbone of future Indian teams.