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The Delhi government has exempted all matches of FIFA Under-17 World Cup football to be played here from the payment of entertainment tax.
The entertainment tax branch of the Delhi government has issued an order following the direction of Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal.
The Under-17 World Cup will be held in six cities -- Kolkata, Margao, Navi Mumbai, Kochi, Guwahati and New Delhi -- from October 6-28.
"The Lt Governor of National Capital Territory of Delhi is pleased to exempt from entertainment tax the event titled "FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017" to be held from October 6 to October 28, 2017 at Jawarlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi," the order stated.
Some of the top footballing nations such as Brazil, Germany, Spain, France and Colombia are going to compete in the tournament, the first FIFA event in the country.
Yesterday, FIFA U-17 World Cup's tournament director Javier Ceppi had said India will see a brand of football it has not witnessed so far, in the upcoming mega-event.
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