FIFA U-17 WC Trophy Experience to kick off mid-August

The FIFA-17 World Cuo's official mascot Kheleo posing with the trophy.   -  Special Arrangement

The FIFA U-17's Local Organising Committee (LOC) and FIFA announced on Monday, the dates of a unique Trophy Experience for India’s first major football tournament.

The unique idea will give Indian football fans in the six chosen cities a chance to take a closer look at the trophy and and also strike poses with it.

Following is the schedule of the event:

1. New Delhi: August 17-22

2. Guwahati: August 24-29

3. Kolkata: August 31 - September 5

4. Mumbai: September 6-10

5. Goa: September 14-19

6. Kochi: September 21-26

“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. 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,” commented FIFA Chief Commercial Officer Philippe Le Floc'h.

Describing the event, LOC Chairman Praful Patel said, “The Trophy Experience 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.”

Further details and the exact display locations of the Trophy Experience can be found on FIFA.com.