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Football Takes Over

Football Takes Over
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India will be hosting the FIFA the Under-17 World Cup for the first time on its soil when it puts together the extravaganza’s 17th edition from...

India will be hosting the FIFA the Under-17 World Cup for the first time on its soil when it puts together the extravaganza’s 17th edition from October 6 to 28. The edition’s official slogan will be ‘Football Takes Over’.

The words were coined in anticipation of the great influence the showpiece will have on the minds of the budding players. According to Local Organising Committee tournament director Javier Ceppi it has been so themed because of the anticipation that the event will herald a new boom for the beautiful game across the sub-continent.

The slogan bears testimony to the organisational acumen and h0w it will only be about football all through the three weeks, particularly when India will be front page news. Meanwhile, the mascot for the ensuing FIFA U-17 World Cup Kheleo, symbolising a clouded leopard, was unveiled on February 10.

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