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Amazing! Vijay Goel reaches Parliament with football to promote FIFA-U17 World Cup

In a unique gesture, Sports Minister Vijay Goel came to the Parliamentary meet with a football to promote FIFA-U17 World Cup. Kolkata’s iconic Salt Lake Stadium will stage the final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup on October 28, while Navi Mumbai and Guwahati have been selected to host the semi-finals of the prestigious tournament which India is hosting for the first time.

In this Video Vijay goes with Arjun awardee and lady MP’s can be seen playing with the football outside the parliament. The way the sports minister is promoting football in India will get the same recognition as cricket has in India. It definitely is a huge step to bring FIFA world cup in India, but does it have the same craze among the Indians. Will surely find out once the show begins!

Tournament hosts India automatically secured their place in the competition. Additional countries from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to have qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup are Iran, Iraq, Japan and Korea DPR.

The qualified teams from South America (CONMEBOL) are Brazil, Paraguay, Chile and Colombia, followed by New Caledonia and New Zealand of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC).

Teams representing countries from Europe (UEFA), North and Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF) and Africa (CAF) will qualify in the coming months. The draw for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 will take place on July 7 in Mumbai.

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