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U-17 Football World Cup Trophy to tour Indian cities



Date: 17th August 2017-26th September 2017

Venue: New Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata, Mumbai, Goa, Kochi

Description: The Local Organising Committee and FIFA have announced that the 6 host cities of U-17 Football World Cup will have a unique trophy experience from 17th August to 26th September. The Trophy Experience will cover almost 9,000km over a 40-day period. Fans will be able to see the Official Winner’s Trophy of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 in the six host cities on the following dates:

1. New Delhi: 17-22 August
2. Guwahati: 24-29 August
3. Kolkata: 31 August – 5 September
4. Mumbai: 6-10 September
5. Goa: 14-19 September
6. Kochi: 21-26 September

Describing the event, Chairman of the LOC Praful Patel said: “The Trophy Experience will mark the last phase of our event promotion and it is very important, because it will give the fans around the country the opportunity to get up close to the same Official Winner’s Trophy that the captain of the winning team of the FIFA U-17 World Cup will be lifting on 28 October in Kolkata. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance and we hope that people can come in large numbers to the display locations in the Host Cities.”

Over the next few months, millions of fans in India will get to see the Official Winners’ Trophy ‘in person’ and pose in front of it for photos and selfies.

“This initiative is about bringing the excitement of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Trophy Experience closer to India’s fans in the run up to this milestone competition,” said FIFA’s Chief Commercial Officer Philippe Le Floc’h. “The trophy embodies both the dreams of the best U-17 players in the world and those of millions of Indian fans who will be hosting the football world in October.”

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