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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Indian football team gets boost ahead of mega-event

India are in Group A of FIFA U-17 World Cup alongside USA, Colombia and Ghana. This will be India’s maiden appearance in the finals of any FIFA event.

fifa u17 world cup 2017 Updated: Sep 30, 2017 16:44 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Indian footballers with Pawan Munjal, CMD, Hero MotoCorp Ltd. , during a promotional event ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.(HT Photo)

The Indian football team, which will debut in the October 6-28 FIFA U-17 World Cup, got a ‘National supporter’ in Hero MotoCorp ahead of the showpiece event.

India are in Group A alongside USA, Colombia and Ghana and are definite underdogs going into what will be their first-ever participation in a FIFA tournament.

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Commenting on the occasion, Pawan Munjal, CMD, Hero MotoCorp Ltd, said, “It is indeed heartening to see the Indian U-17 football team completely geared up to take on the world in the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup. On behalf of everyone at Hero MotoCorp, I wish the team best of luck.”

In order to prepare for the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 in India, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) organised tours for the India U-17s wherein the side faced Macedonia, Serbia and Benfica amongst others.

They also took part in a four-nation tournament in Mexico where they lost against Mexico and Colombia, but held Chile to a 1-1 draw despite being reduced to ten-man.

First Published: Sep 30, 2017 16:44 IST