Current Affairs: 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup Hosted by India

2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup - India
  • The 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup will be the 17th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the Biennial International Men's Youth Football Championship contested by the under 17 national teams of the member associations of FIFA. 
  • The tournament will be hosted by India. This will be the first time India will host an international football competition. The FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 will be held in six venues across the country during October 2017.
Official Emblem for 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup 
  • The Local Organising Committee of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 (LOC) unveiled the official emblem for the world cup at Margao, Goa (27.09.2016). 
  • The ceremony was attended by FIFA President Gianni Infantino, and Chairman of the LOC and All India Football Federation (AIFF) Praful Patel.
  • The emblem of the first ever FIFA tournament in India is designed as a celebration of the country's rich and diverse culture, with its main elements being the Indian Ocean, the banyan tree, the kite and the starburst, which is an interpretation of the Ashoka Chakra, an integral part of the national identity.
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