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FIFA U-17 WC '17: Delhi football fest a curtain-raiser

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NEW DELHI: A function under Mission 11 Million (MXIM) programme was held as a curtain-raiser in Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in the capital over the weekend for FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017, to be telecast on Sony TV channels, with the objective of promoting football in India, especially among children and youth.

Indians can watch live coverage of the entire tournament on Sony Six and Sony ESPN, while fans can also go to SonyLiv.com to enjoy FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 live streaming online for free.

The trophy for FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017 to be held in India from 6 to 28 October 2017 was also displayed at the stadium in the presence of the sports secretary Injeti Srinivas and tournament director FIFA U-17 World Cup Javier Ceppi.

MXIM is the joint programme of FIFA, AIFF and youth affairs and sports ministry to promote football among 11 million school children in India. Around 7000 school students of Delhi held a march past and gave a cultural performance on the theme of sports, especially football. A football festival was also held in which around 1000 school students were taught football techniques to mark the occasion.

Fans in the United States can watch all the matches on Fox Sports in English and online streaming service will be available on Fox Soccer 2GO. NBC Universo or En Vivo Extra will have live action in Spanish in the US. The United Kingdom viewers can see the live action from India on TV sets through Eurosport while they have options to watch live stream matches via Eurosport Player.

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