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Chhetri hopes India builds on popularity generated by U-17 WC

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Star player Sunil Chhetri hopes the country will build on the massive popularity generated by the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

"Massive, the kind of popularity, the kind of interest generated (about football) by the World Cup is massive, I hope we build on it. It is one thing to have a tournament and more important thing to build on it, so I just hope as nation we build on it," he told reporters on sidelines of the Indian Sports Honours held here.

successfully hosted the FIFA U17 World Cup last month, with games played at six cities and hosting the final. emerged victorious in the tournament.

The 33-year-old football player also said that the goal scored by U-17 player, Jaekson Singh, was a good one.

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First Published: Sat, November 11 2017. 21:28 IST