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Support U-17 football WC, urges Narendra Modi

Support U-17 football WC, urges Narendra Modi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the nation to support the efforts to host a successful U-17 football World Cup later this year. In a statement, the PM spoke about how the competition can spark a monumental change in the country.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the nation to support the efforts to host a successful U-17 football World Cup later this year. In a statement, the PM spoke about how the competition can spark a monumental change in the country.

"India is going to host the U-17 World Cup in 2017, but successful hosting of the event alone cannot be our final objective. U-17 World Cup India 2017 must be a catalyst for change, the tipping point for football in the country, which can only be done by creating a mass movement around it.

The objective is to give an opportunity to every child in the country to play football." A legacy programme of the U-17 World Cup, "Mission XI Million" a school contact initiative, has been launched leading up to the mega tournament in October.

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