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PM welcomes the world for India's first FIFA tournament

Modi will be a part of the World Cup's opening day proceedings

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 


Prime Minister today welcomed all the participating nations and wished them luck for the U-17 World Cup, India's first ever tournament.

The starts today with matches in and

"A warm welcome and best wishes to all teams taking part in the U-17 I am sure the 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.

The tournament will be played in six cities -- New Delhi, Navi Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Kochi and Margao.

Modi will be accompanied by General Secretary Fatma Samoura and Head of FIFA tournaments Jaime Yarza on the inaugural day.

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.

First Published: Fri, October 06 2017. 16:15 IST