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SBD Global/December 9, 2013/Events and Attractions
FIFA Announces India As Host Of 24-Team 2017 U17 World Cup
Published December 9, 2013
FIFA VISITS BANGALORE: The DECCAN HERALD reported "with news that India has won the rights" to host the U17 World Cup in '17, "attention will obviously turn to the football academies that the country has over the course of next few months and how best to tap their talent." In India, there are five AIFF regional academies -- "two in Goa to go with the one each in Bangalore, Mumbai and Mumbai." The academy at the Bangalore Football Stadium started "taking in young players" on Nov. 1 and FIFA Head of Education & Technical Development Jerg Nepter "gave it the thumbs up after conducting an inspection of the facilities on Saturday." Nepter: "The first impression is very positive. We can see the commitment of the people" (DECCAN HERALD, 12/7).