FIFA U-17 World Cup ‘trophy experience’ to kick off at New Delhi

The trophy will be located at the iconic location of India Gate on August 20. A popular tourist spot in the capital, fans can come and see the piece of silverware and take photographs with it.

The FIFA U17 World Cup winner's trophy will be on display Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium from August 19.   -  Special Arrangement

With less than 50 days to go for the FIFA U-17 World Cup kick-off, thousands of children from Mission XI Million, football fans, residents and tourists in the capital will have the chance to see the official winner’s trophy at New Delhi.

On August 19, the official trophy will be placed at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium where a Mission XI Million festival will be held, the legacy programme of the FIFA showpiece event.

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The trophy will be located at the iconic location of India Gate on August 20. A popular tourist spot in the capital, fans can come and see the piece of silverware and take photographs with it.

“This is a start of an incredible journey. The first actual FIFA World Cup to come to India, and it's a once in a lifetime experience for someone to come close enough to it, to take a picture with it, to be with something that the world will be vying for in less than two months' time. This is really special,” said Joy Bhattacharjya, project director of the LOC, FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.

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Football fans and families across India are invited to be part of the ‘trophy experience’ at all six host cities, learn more about the tournament, and have their photographs taken with the same trophy the winning team lifts on October 28 at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.