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Govt finalises details for hosting of Under-17 FIFA World Cup 2017 in India

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New Delhi, 25 March: The Union Cabinet has given its approval with regard to holding of Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Under-17 World Cup to be held in India in 2017.

In a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a committee comprising Department of Sports Secretary; Director General of the Sports Authority of India; and Financial Adviser in the Department of Sports has been authorized to make necessary adjustments for any changes in venues to remove difficulties in consultation with All India Football Federation (AIFF) /FIFA.

Expenditure towards overlays and equipment including display boards, etc., may be incurred, the Cabinet said but the total cost will be within Rs.95 crore as approved earlier. In the eventuality of any additional requirement of funds, the Department of Sports will take up the matter with the Department of Expenditure.

The Sports Ministry was authorized to constitute an Organizing Committee for conduct of the event.

The Cabinet decided that the venues will be Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi; D Y Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai; Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi; Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata; Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda Goa; and I G Stadium, Guwahati.

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