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Kolkata, the City of Joy selected as the venue for FIFA U17 World Cup final

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Football is one of the most watched sports of the world. The game has dominated the viewership ever since its inception as thousands flocked to stadiums to watch the game. As the game has developed throughout the ages, football has been played in an increasingly structured manner. One of the most important aspects in international football presently is the segregation of players based on their age. Since all clubs need to develop youth talent in order to keep the flow of incoming players consistent.

Therefore, FIFA organises competitions even at the youth levels to encourage the upcoming generation of players. One such tournament is the FIFA U17 World Cup. The competition is held every 4 years, similar to the senior tournament. The next World Cup is to be played this year, with India as the host country. Recently, the organisation disclosed the venue for the Finale, which will be Kolkata also called the City of Joy.

Kolkata: The Mecca of Indian football

Kolkata is a football lover’s paradise in India. The city is known for its ever growing love for the game and the passion of the fans. It is a city where the likes of Pele and Maradona are worshipped till date. One can see the city painted in different colours during international tournaments as fans gather around junctions to watch matches together. A city bubbling with love for football, Kolkata is indeed the ultimate football destination for an Indian.

The local rivalries are one of the most intense rivalries in the entire world. The most iconic being the one between Mohun Bagan and East Bengal. The two teams are symbolic of passion and support of the people. The rivalry is an influential factor even in the political sphere of the state. The stadium in Kolkata, the Yuba Bharati stadium also holds the record for the maximum spectators in a derby.

The Yuba Bharati Stadium:

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The Yuba Bharati Stadium has undergone significant renovation post-India’s successful bid to host the tournament. The stadium now boasts of world-class facilities and amenities. FIFA had appointed an eight-member team to inspect the six host stadiums in order to determine the venue for the finale. After a considerable amount of inspection and discussion, the team decided to award the privilege to Kolkata. One of the members of the eight-member team stated,

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“The Salt Lake Stadium has set a benchmark, fulfilling all the high standards. When the renovation work is complete, it will be as good as the Maracana”

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This would come as a good news for the people of the city who have loved the game for ages.

 

Football is one of the most watched sports of the world. The game has dominated the viewership ever since its inception as thousands flocked to stadiums to watch the game. As the game has developed throughout the ages, football has been played in an increasingly structured manner. One of the most important aspects in international football presently is the segregation of players based on their age. Since all clubs need to develop youth talent in order to keep the flow of incoming players consistent.

Therefore, FIFA organises competitions even at the youth levels to encourage the upcoming generation of players. One such tournament is the FIFA U17 World Cup. The competition is held every 4 years, similar to the senior tournament. The next World Cup is to be played this year, with India as the host country. Recently, the organisation disclosed the venue for the Finale, which will be Kolkata also called the City of Joy.

Kolkata: The Mecca of Indian football

Kolkata is a football lover’s paradise in India. The city is known for its ever growing love for the game and the passion of the fans. It is a city where the likes of Pele and Maradona are worshipped till date. One can see the city painted in different colours during international tournaments as fans gather around junctions to watch matches together. A city bubbling with love for football, Kolkata is indeed the ultimate football destination for an Indian.

The local rivalries are one of the most intense rivalries in the entire world. The most iconic being the one between Mohun Bagan and East Bengal. The two teams are symbolic of passion and support of the people. The rivalry is an influential factor even in the political sphere of the state. The stadium in Kolkata, the Yuba Bharati stadium also holds the record for the maximum spectators in a derby.

The Yuba Bharati Stadium:

The Yuba Bharati Stadium has undergone significant renovation post-India’s successful bid to host the tournament. The stadium now boasts of world-class facilities and amenities. FIFA had appointed an eight-member team to inspect the six host stadiums in order to determine the venue for the finale. After a considerable amount of inspection and discussion, the team decided to award the privilege to Kolkata. One of the members of the eight-member team stated,

“The Salt Lake Stadium has set a benchmark, fulfilling all the high standards. When the renovation work is complete, it will be as good as the Maracana”

This would come as a good news for the people of the city who have loved the game for ages.

 

Football is one of the most watched sports of the world. The game has dominated the viewership ever since its inception as thousands flocked to stadiums to watch the game. As the game has developed throughout the ages, football has been played in an increasingly structured manner. One of the most important aspects in international football presently is the segregation of players based on their age. Since all clubs need to develop youth talent in order to keep the flow of incoming players consistent.

Therefore, FIFA organises competitions even at the youth levels to encourage the upcoming generation of players. One such tournament is the FIFA U17 World Cup. The competition is held every 4 years, similar to the senior tournament. The next World Cup is to be played this year, with India as the host country. Recently, the organisation disclosed the venue for the Finale, which will be Kolkata also called the City of Joy.

Kolkata: The Mecca of Indian football

Kolkata is a football lover’s paradise in India. The city is known for its ever growing love for the game and the passion of the fans. It is a city where the likes of Pele and Maradona are worshipped till date. One can see the city painted in different colours during international tournaments as fans gather around junctions to watch matches together. A city bubbling with love for football, Kolkata is indeed the ultimate football destination for an Indian.

The local rivalries are one of the most intense rivalries in the entire world. The most iconic being the one between Mohun Bagan and East Bengal. The two teams are symbolic of passion and support of the people. The rivalry is an influential factor even in the political sphere of the state. The stadium in Kolkata, the Yuba Bharati stadium also holds the record for the maximum spectators in a derby.

The Yuba Bharati Stadium:

The Yuba Bharati Stadium has undergone significant renovation post-India’s successful bid to host the tournament. The stadium now boasts of world-class facilities and amenities. FIFA had appointed an eight-member team to inspect the six host stadiums in order to determine the venue for the finale. After a considerable amount of inspection and discussion, the team decided to award the privilege to Kolkata. One of the members of the eight-member team stated,

“The Salt Lake Stadium has set a benchmark, fulfilling all the high standards. When the renovation work is complete, it will be as good as the Maracana”

This would come as a good news for the people of the city who have loved the game for ages.

 

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