During his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ address to the nation, PM Modi said “My dear countrymen, there is a big opportunity for our younger generation between Navratra festivities and Diwali. FIFA Under-17 World Cup is being organised in our country. I am sure reverberations of the spirit of football will be heard all around.”
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“It will evince more interest in football in every generation. There should not be a single school-college ground in India where we will not see our youngsters at play. Come on, the whole world is coming to play on Indian soil, let us make sports a part of our lives,” he added.
The U-17 World Cup is India’s first-ever FIFA tournament, which will be held from October 6 to 28 in the country. Moreover, it will be the 17th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
(With PTI inputs)