First time in India, thousands of children along with dignitaries from the Government of India came along to celebrate and witness the launch of the FIFA U17 World Cup India 2017 Trophy Experience in the capital city of New Delhi.
The Official Winner’s Trophy for FIFA U17 World Cup was placed at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi. More than 6000 children participating in the Mission XI Million festival, part of the tournament’s legacy programme got a chance to see the Official Trophy closely.
“The winner’s trophy for what will be the first FIFA tournament in India will embark upon an incredible journey starting today and it’s a really special moment for all of us to be here to flag-off the same. All fans of the game get to take a picture with it, to be with something the world will fight for in less than 50 days. I hope more and more people come and be a part of it,” said Shri. Injeti Srinivas, Director General of Sports Authority of India.
Also Adidas Technical Director and two-time World Cupper for Nigeria, Afolabi Rabiu, Tournament Director, LOC, FIFA U17 World Cup, Javier Ceppi and Project Director, LOC, FIFA U17 World Cup, Joy Bhattacharjya were present in the auspicious occasion.
The Winner’s Trophy is set to tour all 6 host cities over the next 5 weeks. Football fans and families across India are invited dearly to be part of the Trophy Experience.
The idea behind the Trophy Experience is to give Indians a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see the FIFA U17 World Cup Winner’s Trophy up close and relish the fever a Football World Cup brings with it.
The Official Trophy will be displayed at India Gate on Sunday, 20th August where residents from all over the capital will be able to visit and see the silverware that the winning team of FIFA U17 World Cup India 2017 will lift on October 28th.