PM Narendra Modi Welcomes All Teams to the FIFA U-17 World Cup

Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes all the participating nations and wishes them luck for the U-17 World Cup.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed all the participating nations and wished them luck for the U-17 World Cup – India's first ever FIFA World Cup event.

The World Cup starts on Friday with matches in Delhi and Mumbai.

Modi will be a part of the World Cup's opening day proceedings, which will include a small ceremony at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

India take on USA in New Delhi on Friday.

The tournament will be played in six cities – New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Kochi and Margao.

Modi will be accompanied by FIFA General Secretary Fatma Samoura and Head of FIFA tournaments Jaime Yarza on the inaugural day.

Indian football greats IM Vijayan, Bhaichung Bhutia and current national team captain Sunil Chhetri are also likely to be a part of the historical moment.

(With inputs from PTI)

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