New Delhi: Union Minister Babul Supriyo has been appointed vice-president of the FIFA U-17 World Cup organizing committee.
“Have appointed my friend and great football fan as Vice President of the U17 World Cup Organising Committee. Welcome aboard @SuPriyoBabul!,” All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel, who is the chairman of Local Organising Committee, tweeted.
The showpiece event, to be hosted by India for the first time, will be played from October 6 to 28.
The draw of the tournament will be held on July 7. A FIFA team is scheduled to visit India from March 21 to 27 for the final inspection of the facilities in the six cities which will host matches of the U-17 World Cup.