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FIFA U-17 World Cup to start Oct 6 next year

The 13-member FIFA delegation along with members of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) ratified Kolkata’s Salt Lake Stadium as one of the venues for next year’s FIFA Under-17 World Cup, here on Tuesday. The dates of the showpiece event were also announced, which is from October 6 to 28. The draw is on July 7, 2017. The FIFA delegation visited ... Read More »

FIFA hires top US lawyer to battle corruption storm

Zurich: FIFA has hired a top American lawyer Jenny Durkan, who was a candidate to become US attorney general, to help in its battle against a corruption storm, officials said Wednesday. Durkan was spoken of as a candidate last year to head the US legal department that has caused the biggest crisis to hit football`s scandal-tainted world body. “Quinn Emanuel (QE) are representing FIFA and ... Read More »

The football gods are smiling

It was one of the most beautiful sounds in football, the tenor and type of words spilling from the tensed lips of a ruined despot as Sepp Blatter voiced his resignation. It was one of the most beautiful sights in football, the image of Blatter shuffling towards the exit. Auf Wiedersehen, Sepp. Adieu, his royal smugness. “Why would I step ... Read More »

U-17 World Cup: FIFA team in India for recce

NEW DELHI: FIFA is trying to bring the World Cup home for millions of Indian fans, said FIFA’s director of competitions Colin Smith during a media interaction on Thursday. A FIFA team comprising Jaimie Yarza (head of events) and Kelly Sathiraj (head of competitions) and Smith is in the Capital on a fact-finding mission regarding U-17 World Cup preparations. India ... Read More »

Government approves India’s bid to host U-17 Football World Cup

While the expenses of hosting the event will be borne by FIFA and AIFF, the government has assured additional financial assistance. he government on Thursday gave the go-ahead to India’s ambitious bid to host the U-17 Football World Cup in 2017, thus boosting the country’s chances of organising the tournament that is already being backed by FIFA Vice President Jerome ... Read More »

India to bid for 2017 U-17 FIFA World Cup

BANGALORE: Football in India has seen a positive surge in recent months – whether it was Lionel Messi and the La Albiceleste who played an international friendly in Kolkata or the Bayern Munich squad taking part in Bhaichung Bhutia’s farewell match in New Delhi early this month. Now with the All India Football Federation (AIFF) deciding to bid for the ... Read More »