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FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017: Local Organising Committee launches volunteer programme

Utkarsh Bhatla

In what can be termed as a historic move by FIFA and the LOC(Local Organising Committee), people from all over the nation will have the chance to aid and facilitate the smooth functioning and organisation of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.

The U-17 World Cup is being seen as that window which will open the world of football to India. Despite boasting of a population of more than 1 billion people, India has never been able to produce a good enough set of 15 people who can compete at the highest level. There are multiple reasons for it, but hosting the U-17 World Cup could help us switch focus from the ‘why not’ to the ‘how’.

Speaking about the launch, Chairman of the LOC, Praful Patel said: “This is an opportunity for all our countrymen to be involved in the tournament which will be a historic event for India.”

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“Volunteers play an extremely important role in every Fifa tournament and they will play a central role in India 2017, bringing all Indians together in various capacities to make this event a huge success. I am confident that the volunteer programme will leave a lasting legacy of a new and more vibrant sporting culture in India.”

You can register for the volunteer programme through the following link:

The U-17 World Cup is a 4 week event and will be conducted in 6 different cities in India. This volunteer programme will make you part of FIFAs first event in the country, something that you can boast about to all sport crazy friends.

The only criteria for registration is that you should be at least 18 years old on 30 June 2017. Hop on, this could be the ride of a life time.

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