India U-17 football team’s USA trip called off due to visa issues

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Having drawn with two-time champions Ghana, Colombia and USA, India will have their task cut out in the under-17 World Cup. To help the hosts’ prepare for the tournament, starting in October, the AIFF organized exposure tours, including trips to the US, Mexico and Australia. However, the Luis Norton de Matos-coached Indian side suffered a blow recently as their US trip got cancelled due to the visa process becoming more stringent in recent times.