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FIFA U17 World Cup: This is what PM Modi has to say to the world for the grand event

[caption id="attachment_55820" align="aligncenter" width="580"]Narendra Narendra Modi wecomes the participating nations today ahead of the World Cup. Image Source: twitter[/caption]

Internet Desk: Prime Minister of India Shree Narendra Modi today heartily welcomed all the participating teams across the world and wished them good luck good luck for the U17 World Cup, which is the nation’s first FIFA tournament in the history of football.

The tournament starts today with two back to back matches in Delhi and Mumbai.

"A warm welcome and best wishes to all teams taking part in the FIFA U-17 World Cup. I am sure the World Cup will be a treat for football lovers," the Prime Minister said.

Modi will be a part of the World Cup's opening day proceedings, which will include a small ceremony at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

The tournament will be played in six cities -- New Delhi, Navi Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Kochi and Margao.

Modi will be accompanied by FIFA General Secretary Fatma Samoura and Head of FIFA tournaments Jaime Yarza on the inaugural day.

Indian football greats I.M. Vijayan, Bhaichung Bhutia and current national team captain Sunil Chhetri are also likely to be a part of the historical moment.

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