New Delhi: FIFA U 17 world cup kick off today at Delhi and Mumbai. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today welcomed all the participating nations and wished them luck for the tournament.
The tournament will be played in six cities — New Delhi, Navi Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Kochi and Margao. It is a historical moment in Indian sporting.
“A warm welcome and best wishes to all teams taking part in the FIFA U-17 World Cup. I am sure the World Cup will be a treat for football lovers,” the Prime Minister said. Modi will be a part of the World Cup’s opening day proceedings, which will include a small ceremony at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
Indian football greats I.M. Vijayan, Bhaichung Bhutia and current national team captain Sunil Chhetri are also likely to be a part of the historical moment.