FIFA U17 World Cup: Kolkata to host Brazil again for the semi-final against England

Salt Lake Stadium to host the FIFA U17 World Cup semi-final. Picture Supply: XtraTime

Gopal Roy, Kolkata: Soccer loopy folks of Kolkata might be delighted to listen to that town is all set to host Brazil once more for the semi closing #1 of the FIFA U17 World Cup on the Salt Lake Stadium. The primary semi closing between Brazil and England was slated to happen on the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium on October 25. However because of the inclement climate in Guwahati, the match has been shifted to Kolkata.

Confirming the information to , AIFF President Praful Patel mentioned, “Kolkata has a terrific likelihood to host the primary semi closing. However there are particular logistical issues for the reason that on-line tickets had been already offered. There may be no change in dates of the semi finals. Furthermore, it’s FIFA who will take the ultimate name.”

As per newest studies Kolkata is the front-runner to host Brazil versus England semi closing on October 25 at 5pm.

The Native Orgnising Committee had primarily selected Mumbai and Kolkata as elective venues if the match doesn’t happen in Guwahati. In keeping with a member (doesn’t need his title disclosed) of the Native Organising Committee, the provisions for ticketing have been opened for the 2 centres.

AIFF senior vp Subrata Dutta has additionally confirmed that the Salt Lake Stadium will host the primary semi closing.

The primary quarter-final of the FIFA U17 World Cup staged in Guwahati amidst heavy rainfall was a spectacle to overlook within the soggy taking part in circumstances. Regardless of Mali beating Ghana 2-1, the sport itself was unsure as one of many groups objected to taking part in in such circumstances however after the match officers inspected the sector and made positive that the ball handed the minimal rolling standards based on FIFA Requirements and the sector markings had been correctly seen, they determined to go forward and begin the sport.

It has been confirmed that each Brazil and England workforce will arrive in Kolkata at 12 am on October 24.

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