Indian Government backs AIFF for FIFA U-17 World Cup Bid

The All India Football Federation got a major boost when Ajay Maken declared his support for the much talked about bid for the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017. The letter stated that

It gives me immense pleasure to inform you that the Government supports the possibility that FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 may be staged in India. Also, the Government supports the presence of FIFA and of any FIFA member associations in India in connection with the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017. The Government will also support all efforts that envisage the hosting and staging of FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 and those that contribute to the development of football in India.
The green light for the bid on mega event does not gaurentee anything yet. FIFA general secretary has made it clear that India will need to be par in terms of the quality and standards of the infrastructure. FIFA is willing  to give the chance to an upcoming nation like India for the development of the game, but for that to happen India needs to be well prepared for the same.
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