FIFA U-17 World Cup

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Komal Thatal and Anwar Ali steal the show

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Komal Thatal and Anwar Ali steal the show

India coach Luis Norton de Matos rued those two missed chances, but the country had got two new football stars who could be heard more often. Remember the names, Komal Thatal and Anwar Ali.

Oct 07, 2017, 11:34 AM IST
India-USA FIFA U-17 World Cup match witness lukewarm response

India-USA FIFA U-17 World Cup match witness lukewarm response

Many sections of the stadium were empty and the areas occupied by the fans had vacant seats.

Oct 06, 2017, 22:51 PM IST
October 6, 2017: All you need to know

October 6, 2017: All you need to know

Jaitley announces e-wallet for exporters, relief to SMEs

Oct 06, 2017, 22:18 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup: India vs USA – Live Streaming, TV Listings, Date, Time in IST

FIFA U-17 World Cup: India vs USA – Live Streaming, TV Listings, Date, Time in IST

Well, the Indian Colts bagged their participation ticket on grounds of being the hosts. The All India Football Federation (AIFF) did send players for matches in Europe and then Mexico to gear the U-17 team for their first major tournament.

Oct 06, 2017, 16:12 PM IST
PM Modi, Tendulkar lead beeline of best wishes for FIFA U-17 World Cup

PM Modi, Tendulkar lead beeline of best wishes for FIFA U-17 World Cup

India take on the USA in their first Group A fixture at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the national capital at 8 p.m. 

Oct 06, 2017, 15:51 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Defender Jitendra Singh's hairdo reads 'Ma' - see pic

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Defender Jitendra Singh's hairdo reads 'Ma' - see pic

Defender Jitendra Singh is sporting a new haircut reading 'Ma' (mother) in Hindi and was photographed with it on Friday, after which the heartwarming image went viral, leaving the fans in awe on social media.

Oct 06, 2017, 13:06 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Up against US might but India promise to give it all

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Up against US might but India promise to give it all

No Indian football team has ever played on such a big stage, and the Blue Cubs may take a while to get settled. That's actually the period the US may try to put the game beyond the hosts.

Oct 06, 2017, 11:24 AM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Hope to create history with crowd support as 12th player, says India coach

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Hope to create history with crowd support as 12th player, says India coach

It's a huge gap that Indian football is trying to bridge, but De Matos seems to have done his homework to exploit the slightest of weaknesses in their first high-profile opponents - the USA.

Oct 06, 2017, 09:13 AM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup, India vs USA: Live streaming, TV listing, date, time, venue, squads

FIFA U-17 World Cup, India vs USA: Live streaming, TV listing, date, time, venue, squads

Man to man, USA are clearly the better team in the Group A match at the refurbished Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. But a draw, or even a shock win over their more fancied side will help Indian fans give that little extra energy to shout for more, shout more goals.

Oct 05, 2017, 20:16 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup: PM Modi to witness opening day actions at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

FIFA U-17 World Cup: PM Modi to witness opening day actions at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

Patel had said last week that he had extended an invitation to the prime minister to attend India's opening match.

Oct 05, 2017, 19:04 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Ghana, Colombia to kick off proceeding in capital

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Ghana, Colombia to kick off proceeding in capital

Though Ghana could not quite conjure up the same magic, which saw them lift two titles, in the following years, they still managed to reach the final on two occasions.

Oct 05, 2017, 16:52 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup: New Zealand take on confident Turkey

FIFA U-17 World Cup: New Zealand take on confident Turkey

New Zealand's weak defence was exposed in the two practice games, which they lost to Brazil and England 1-2 and 2-3 respectively.

Oct 05, 2017, 16:44 PM IST
Dark horse Mali lock horns with Paraguay in U-17 World Cup

Dark horse Mali lock horns with Paraguay in U-17 World Cup

Mali have a strong squad, with good attack and defence, and they are one of the dark horses who could go all the distance in the U-17 showpiece event.

Oct 05, 2017, 16:37 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Hosts India set to make debut against USA

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Hosts India set to make debut against USA

De Matos has indicated India cannot play an open game and his focus would be on strong defence and not to concede goals. His strategy would be to rely on smooth and swift transitions from defence to offence and hit on the counter-attacks.

Oct 05, 2017, 15:15 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Loose ends in crowd safety around Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Loose ends in crowd safety around Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi

Inside the stadium, the playing field is looking in its best shape ever. Efforts to make the stadium and its surroundings look as clean as possible are in an overdrive. And the Indian team has had the best preparations it could have asked for – thanks to the All India Football Federation.

Oct 05, 2017, 14:46 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Indian football's moment of reckoning is here

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Indian football's moment of reckoning is here

The likes of captain Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Komal Thatal and Aniket Jadhav will thus accomplish a feat, which eluded legends like Bhaichung Bhutia, I M Vijayan and Sunil Chhetri.

Oct 05, 2017, 13:55 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Traffic restrictions around Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Traffic restrictions around Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi

Traffic on three corridors, Bhishma Pitamah Marg, JLN Stadium Marg and CGO Road, will be affected because of the restrictions between 2 pm and 11 pm on match days.

Oct 05, 2017, 09:46 AM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Lots of optimism attached to Indian team, says Vijayan

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Lots of optimism attached to Indian team, says Vijayan

"I am pretty optimistic about a good show. We are the host nation and our players have gained confidence following their showings in the preparatory events," the former India striker said.

Oct 04, 2017, 17:46 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup: The complete guide with fixtures, squads, venues and where to watch live

FIFA U-17 World Cup: The complete guide with fixtures, squads, venues and where to watch live

Top two teams from each group and four best third-placed teams qualify for the Round of 16, followed by the quarterfinals, semifinals, third-place playoff and the final.

Oct 04, 2017, 13:43 PM IST
Age cheats under scanner ahead of FIFA U-17 World Cup

Age cheats under scanner ahead of FIFA U-17 World Cup

All players at the competition, which has helped launch the careers of Neymar, Ronaldinho, Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez, will have their wrists scanned by MRI to check they weren`t born before January 1, 2000.

Oct 04, 2017, 10:55 AM IST