The countdown for the FIFA U17 World Cup 2017 begins as world football’s governing body FIFA announced the tickets sales start date. The football tournament is scheduled to take place in India from October 6. The FIFA U17 World Cup 2017 tickets sales will begin online on May 16 at exactly 19 hours and 11 minutes.
This start-time of the ticket sales signifies Mohun Bagan’s victory in the IFA Shield in 1911, which is a landmark in Indian football made history. It was the first time that any Indian football team won the IFA shield. Mohun Bagan, also became the first Indian football side to defeat a British football team. the team who played in that match were referred as the ‘Immortal XI’. Let’s see the match in brief:
- Date: July 29, 1911
- Occasion: IFA Shield Final
- Venue: Calcutta Football Ground
- Fixture: Mohun Bagan (India) vs East Yorkshire Regiment (Britain)
- Ticket prices: 2 INR to 15 INR
- Attendance: 100,000 (approx)
- Result of the match: Mohun Bagan 2-1 East Yorkshire Regiment
Iconic Vivekananda Yuva Bhartiya Krirangan will host the 10 matches of the tournament including the final. the other venues of the FIFA U17 World Cup 2017 are New Delhi, Kochi, Navi Mumbai, Goa and Guwahati.
Project Director of the Local Organising Committee, Joy Bhattacharjya added, “I have seen 130000 people pack the stadium and there are very few places in the world which can replicate the atmosphere that the venue manages to create on such occasions.
“In six months’ time there will be a new world champion. We cannot stress enough how relevant this is for football in India and around the planet,” tournament director of the Local Organising Committee, Javier Ceppi said.