FIFA U-17 World Cup

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
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Sacrifices made will be rewarded, says India goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Sacrifices made will be rewarded, says India goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh

India will be up against some of the top teams in the world, but Dheeraj is prepared for the challenge.

Oct 03, 2017, 16:17 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup: India set to play first FIFA finals in 57 years

FIFA U-17 World Cup: India set to play first FIFA finals in 57 years

The hosts India, who are placed in Group A, will open their campaign against the USA on October 6, followed by Colombia on October 9 and Ghana on October 12.

Oct 03, 2017, 12:50 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup: We are ready to surprise everyone, says defender Sanjeev Stalin

FIFA U-17 World Cup: We are ready to surprise everyone, says defender Sanjeev Stalin

India are placed in Group A along with the United States, Ghana and Colombia. They take on the US on Friday.

Oct 02, 2017, 23:30 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup can be dawn of a new era in Indian football: AIFF

FIFA U-17 World Cup can be dawn of a new era in Indian football: AIFF

The Indian Colts face USA on October 6, before locking horns with Colombia and Ghana on October 9 and October 12 respectively at New Delhi`s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

Oct 02, 2017, 23:00 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Female assistant referee to be seen in for first time in India

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Female assistant referee to be seen in for first time in India

FIFA, the world governing body of football, said it's time for elite female support referees to be involved in a men's competition.

Oct 02, 2017, 00:29 AM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup: AIFF to make logistical arrangements for parents of players

FIFA U-17 World Cup: AIFF to make logistical arrangements for parents of players

Most of the players in the Indian team were from poor background and their parents have expressed lack of money to even buy air tickets to be in New Delhi to watch their children play.

Oct 01, 2017, 17:55 PM IST
India should take U-17 World Cup as 'a first step for future', says coach Luis Norton de Matos

India should take U-17 World Cup as 'a first step for future', says coach Luis Norton de Matos

India are drawn in a tough Group A along with former champions Ghana, Colombia and United States of America, and de Matos dropped enough hints that his side may not reach the knock-out stage of the competition, beginning on October 6.

Sep 30, 2017, 20:04 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Amarjit Kiyam says he's surprised at being picked captain

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Amarjit Kiyam says he's surprised at being picked captain

Head coach de Matos told his 21 boys to pick a captain of their choice and Manipuri midfielder Amarjit got the highest number of votes, ahead of Jitendra Singh and Suresh Singh Wangjam who led the side in the AFC U-16 Championships and BRICS Cup 2016 held in India.

Sep 29, 2017, 17:48 PM IST
India can put strong teams under pressure in FIFA U-17 World Cup: Matos

India can put strong teams under pressure in FIFA U-17 World Cup: Matos

India are clubbed with Colombia, USA and Ghana in Group A of the tournament starting October 6.

Sep 29, 2017, 00:22 AM IST
Hosts India undergo first practice session for FIFA U-17 World Cup

Hosts India undergo first practice session for FIFA U-17 World Cup

India have been drawn in Group A with USA, Colombia and Ghana. Colombia, the first team to arrive in India, were also undergoing a practice session at the same training ground.

Sep 27, 2017, 21:22 PM IST
India submits bid to host FIFA U-20 World Cup

India submits bid to host FIFA U-20 World Cup

Patel, who has been heading AIFF since 2012, in another announcement said the AIFF will set up a National Centre of Excellence for the footballers which will be home for senior/junior men and women teams.

Sep 27, 2017, 00:21 AM IST
Hours after landing in Mumbai, Brazil start training for FIFA U-17 World Cup

Hours after landing in Mumbai, Brazil start training for FIFA U-17 World Cup

The Brazilian squad arrived sans star player Vincious Junior, touted as the next big thing in the football world, as he is playing a match in Brazil tomorrow.

Sep 27, 2017, 00:11 AM IST
India 100 percent ready to host FIFA U-17 World Cup: Praful Patel

India 100 percent ready to host FIFA U-17 World Cup: Praful Patel

In an effort to field a strong team, the AIFF has arranged for an exposure trip of Europe where it faced Serbia, Macedonia and Benfica SL among other club and national teams.

Sep 26, 2017, 19:42 PM IST
FIFA U-17 World Cup big opportunity for youngsters: PM Narendra Modi

FIFA U-17 World Cup big opportunity for youngsters: PM Narendra Modi

Twenty-four teams from around the world will be involved in a total of 52 games. These teams have been divided into six groupings of A to F.

Sep 24, 2017, 20:43 PM IST