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FIFA U17 World Cup: What would be the biggest legacy of the grand tournament?

[caption id="attachment_51567" align="aligncenter" width="580"]Javier Ceppi and Joy Bhattacharjya Press Conference - August 04, 2017 Javier Ceppi is happy with the preparation ahead of the FIFA U17 World Cup. File Pic[/caption]

Internet Desk: The football festival known as FIFA U17 World Cup is all set to start in India in a couple of days time. Ahead of the local organising committee's tournament director Javier Ceppi today said the top class infrastructure will be the biggest legacy that the tournament will leave behind in the nation.

For a long period of time, the poor infrastructure was the reason for India’s below par growth in India. But with the first ever FIFA tournament coming to India, the infrastructure of all the venues have improved a lot.

"Infrastructure is going to be the biggest legacy of the World Cup, you have seen how things have been," Ceppi said three days before the start of the tournament.

Except the infrastructure, Ceppi said millions of Indians taking to the sport will be another legacy of the tournament.

"11 million kids taking to football in the country is another legacy. It has brought about a football revolution in India," the Chilean added.

Ceppi assured that India is 100 per cent ready to host the tournament.

"We are in a very good position at the moment as far as preparation is concerned. Everything has been put in place," he said.

Ceppi was not forthcoming when asked to compare the preparation between India and his home country Chile, which has hosted the last edition of the age-group tournament two years ago.

"I don't believe in comparisons, I have always maintained that. I can only say that India has been right up there," he said.

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