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Fifa allocates $38 mn for organising U-17 World Cup in India

MUMBAI: The Fédération Internationale Football Association (Fifa) has earmarked $38 million for the U-17 World Cup in India in 2017 to ensure that the event is conducted without any hiccups.

“For the U-17 World Cup in 2017, FIFA officials have told us that they have kept around $38 million for organisational purpose only,” AIFF vice-president Subhas Chopra told PTI.

Chopra along with other AIFF officials attended the Fifa Congress in Sao Paolo ahead of the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

“Blatter is very committed to helping India stage a successful tournament and we are getting a lot of support form the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) also in this regard,” he added.

During Fifa Congress, the world football body had committed to invest $900 million in football development during cycle 2015-2018.

The tournament in which 24 Teams would be taking part will be held in six venues which are to be selected from eight prospective venues — New Delhi, Goa, Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Kolkata, Kochi and Guwahati.

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