FIFA delegation to check progress of U-17 World Cup venues

In what will be the second full inspection from FIFA for the U-17 World Cup, the delegation will also be inspecting all the designated training sites in each city.

Marion Mayer-Vorfelder is the Event Manager of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India next year.   -  stuff.co.nz

A 13-member FIFA delegation will visit India between October 19 to October 25 to inspect the six shortlisted venues for the 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup. The team will be led by Marion Mayer-Vorfelder (Event Manager FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017) and Tracy Lu (Project Lead for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017).

Joy Bhattacharya, Project Director of the Local Organising Committee, said, "There are a lot of things which are looked at whenever a delegation from FIFA comes to inspect. They start off by evaluating the condition of the field of play and then the facilities in the stadium like the dressing rooms etc."

Bhattacharya added that different teams are assigned to evaluate the different factors that are involved while organising a tournament like this. "There is a security team which looks after all the security arrangements in and around the stadium. It also maps out the route to be taken by the teams while coming to the stadium."

"There is also someone looking into the accommodation arrangements to see whether the hotel rooms meet the required standards, and whether the hotel has a boardroom or not."

In what will be the second full inspection from FIFA for the tournament, the delegation will also be inspecting all the designated training sites in each city and evaluate the progress made towards the preparation for the tournament to be held in India in September-October, 2017.



The inspection schedule for the visit is as follows:

19th October - Kochi

20th October - Navi Mumbai

22nd October - Goa

23rd October - New Delhi

24th October - Guwahati

25th October - Kolkata

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