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FIFA U-17 World Cup: We will show India can compete against the best, says coach Luis Norton de Matos

FIFA U-17 World Cup: We will show India can compete against the best, says coach Luis Norton de Matos

India are clubbed along with strong teams Ghana (two-time champions and two-time runners-up), Colombia and United States. All of India's matches will be played in New Delhi.

FIFA Under-17 World Cup draw: As it happened.....

FIFA Under-17 World Cup draw: As it happened.....

Hosts India will play the USA in their opening encounter of the FIFA U-17 World Cup on October 6 in New Delhi.

It's a dream and it's getting fulfilled, says Sunil Chhetri on India hosting FIFA U-17 World Cup

It's a dream and it's getting fulfilled, says Sunil Chhetri on India hosting FIFA U-17 World Cup

Chhetri expects India's under-17 team not to let go of this opportunity and that they should utilise this chance to develop the game of football in this nation.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Here's everything you need to know about the all-important draw

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Here's everything you need to know about the all-important draw

The 24 teams in four pots will be further divided into six groups. labelled Groups A to F. India are already given A1 by the virtue of being the hosts.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: India coach Luis Norton de Matos targets quarterfinal finish

FIFA U-17 World Cup: India coach Luis Norton de Matos targets quarterfinal finish

A former manager with the Benfica reserve side, the Portuguese had replaced Nicolai Adam, who was forced to resign under controversial circumstances after a revolt from the players.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Legends Nwankwo Kanu, Esteban Cambiasso to attend official draw

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Legends Nwankwo Kanu, Esteban Cambiasso to attend official draw

The draw to be held here on Friday will also be attended by officials from the participating teams and the host cities. The event will be telecasted live on FIFA.Com.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Sports Minister Vijay Goel assures good turnout for India's matches

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Sports Minister Vijay Goel assures good turnout for India's matches

Ticket sales for matches in Delhi has been far from encouraging but Goel said they are not leaving any stone unturned to ensure decent turnout for India's three round robin matches at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

GST effect! Watching an IPL match in stadium to become costlier after July 1

GST effect! Watching an IPL match in stadium to become costlier after July 1

The tax rates under the new regime have been classified under four sections – five per cent, 12 per cent, 18 per cent and 28 per cent. The Indian Premier League (IPL), which is much of a blend between entertainment and huge prize money, falls under the highest tax section – 28 per cent.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Carlos Puyol hands ticket to 1911 Mohun Bagan captain's descendant

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Carlos Puyol hands ticket to 1911 Mohun Bagan captain's descendant

The former Barcelona central defender was engaged in a friendly match with Sports Minister Vijay Goel and his cabinet colleague Babul Supriyo, who is also the vice chairman of the LOC, along with the kids associated with the government's Mission XI Million programme.

U-17 FIFA World Cup: Heavyweights England, Germany, Spain, Turkey qualify for India tournament

U-17 FIFA World Cup: Heavyweights England, Germany, Spain, Turkey qualify for India tournament

Iran, Iraq, Japan and North Korea, besides hosts India have qualified from Asia, while Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Paraguay have done so from South America.

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo likely to visit India for FIFA U-17 World Cup draw

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo likely to visit India for FIFA U-17 World Cup draw

The organisers have already confirmed that Spain's World Cup winning captain Carlos Puyol will visit India in May to mark the launch of ticket sales.

Maradona to visit Kolkata for a 2-day trip in September

Maradona to visit Kolkata for a 2-day trip in September

The two-day visit to the city will be made more special as the icon will play a charity football match against city's favourite son and former India captain Sourav Ganguly on September 19, the day of Mahalaya that marks the beginning of Durga Puja festival.

Sports Ministry sets May 15 deadline for FIFA U-17 World Cup preparations

Sports Ministry sets May 15 deadline for FIFA U-17 World Cup preparations

The tournament will be played in six cities--Delhi, Navi Mumbai, Kolkata, Goa, Kochi and Guwahati--from October 6 to October 28.

FIFA pays rich tribute to Mohun Bagan's historic 1911 IFA Shield triumph

FIFA pays rich tribute to Mohun Bagan's historic 1911 IFA Shield triumph

Mohun Bagan`s triumph over East Yorkshire Regiment in 1911 marked the first time an Indian club defeated a British team in the final of a major tournament.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Sports minister Vijay Goel to inspect Jawaharlal Stadium in Kochi

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Sports minister Vijay Goel to inspect Jawaharlal Stadium in Kochi

The Local Organising Committee of FIFA U-17 World Cup had earlier this month asserted that Kochi was on its way to complete preparation work by May 15, rubbishing speculations that the venue could be dropped.

Kochi will complete preparation work by May 15: FIFA U-17 World Cup organisers

Kochi will complete preparation work by May 15: FIFA U-17 World Cup organisers

Tournament Director Javier Ceppi said, "The state government of Kerala has put massive human resources to make sure that all deadlines are met.

WATCH: When Parliamentarians showcased their football skills with Sports Minister Vijay Goel

WATCH: When Parliamentarians showcased their football skills with Sports Minister Vijay Goel

Through the event, Goel urged the MPs to help in spreading the message by way of organising football tournaments at villages, block and district level.

Sourav Ganguly impressed with Umesh Yadav's form in the Border-Gavaskar series

Sourav Ganguly impressed with Umesh Yadav's form in the Border-Gavaskar series

Ganguly, who is the ambassador for FIFA U17 World Cup in India, is happy to see Kolkata getting the final of the marquee event.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium to host tournament final; semifinals in Guwahati, Navi Mumbai

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium to host tournament final; semifinals in Guwahati, Navi Mumbai

The 85,000 capacity Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan, which was refurbished by spending crores of rupees for the October 6-28 tournament, will also host the third place play-off match, one match each of round of 16 and quarterfinals, besides six Group F matches.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Goa unlikely to get marquee matches, confirms inspection team

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Goa unlikely to get marquee matches, confirms inspection team

"We had a test on the AFC U-16 and we have analysed the attendance data, which was certainly not too encouraging," tournament director Javier Ceppi said.