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FIFA U-17 World Cup is all set for a grand launch soon. The venue for the semifinals has been chosen as Guwahati. Out of the six different cities on the host list, Guwahati is the largest one from Assam which is why it got the chance to become the host city for the ostentatious semifinals.
Scheduled to take place from the 6th to the 28th of October, this is also the very first time that it will be hosted by India. Adding to the grandeur of the event, Guwahati has launched the host city logo as well.
This all new modern and chic logo comprises of sentiments and components which symbolize the activities and culture of the city. The logo along with the FIFA U-17 World Cup Winner’s Trophy was revealed by the chief minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal.
Sarbananda Sonowal also served as the Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs and is now placed as the Chief Minister of Assam. Expressing his views on how excited he is for the semifinals to be held at Guwahati he stated: “This is a big occasion for us, especially for the young population here, to be a venue for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. I am happy to reveal the Winner’s Trophy because this particular World Cup will inspire the youngsters to play football, at a world stage.”
The Guwahati launch event was held on the 26th of August in the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium. Following this, on the 27th of August, the trophy was placed at the Judges’ Filed in honor of the Mission XI Million festival for the public to view the trophy.
The tournament director for LOC FIFA U-17 World Cup, Javier Ceppi said: “We’re delighted to launch the Guwahati Host City Logo. The state government has been very supportive of the World Cup from the beginning and once again, they have reiterated that through the Host City Logo, they will further promote the tournament in Assam and the rest of the northeast.”
The FIFA U-17 World Cup first came to New Delhi, after which Guwahati has now become the second city to host the winner’s trophy. FIFA is regarded as one of the best opportunities for youngsters, encouraging the game in India.