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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Javier Ceppi expects huge crowd for Brazil vs Spain clash

FIFA U-17 World Cup tournament director is expecting football fans to turn out in numbers in Kochi.

football Updated: Aug 01, 2017 14:58 IST
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan ( R) and FIFA tournament director Javier Ceppi attending a FIFA U-17 World Cup press meet.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan ( R) and FIFA tournament director Javier Ceppi attending a FIFA U-17 World Cup press meet.(PTI)

FIFA U-17 World Cup tournament director Javier Ceppi believes that the inaugural match between Brazil and Spain at the Jawaharlal Nehru International stadium in Kochi will witness a huge crowd.

“Brazil versus Spain in a World Cup game is by far the biggest international game to be played in India and we are confident fans will come in huge numbers to witness this historic game,” Ceppi said in a statement.

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“To be honest, a Brazil versus Spain game in a World Cup is as big as it gets and fans in Kochi need to step up and show the true spirit that we know it for,” he added.

The tournament director also emphasised on the crowd support for the FIFA U-17 World Cup fixtures in Kochi and said the spectators should support every team playing in the city.

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“We want Kochi to support all the teams, we haven’t seen it yet, we thought we are going to see a sell out for all Brazil matches. Brazil, Spain as well as Germany are playing in Kochi and we were expecting a sell out in two hours like we saw in Kolkata,” Ceppi said.

The southern city will host eight matches of the tournament including one quarter-final. The tournament is scheduled from October 6 to 28.