This is how Kolkata was rewarded for successfully hosting the U17 World Cup matches

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Internet Desk: The Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) today announced that the opening ceremony and the first encounter between ATK and Kerala Blasters will be held at Kochi and Kolkata will host the grand finale of the tournament for the first time. The opening match will be played in Kochi on November 17.

The decision has been taken post after the grand success of Kolkata hosting the FIFA Under-17 World Cup final concluded recently. Hero ISL started its journey from Kolkata in October 2014 with a glamorous ceremony, the city of Kolkata for the first time will play host to the Hero ISL grand finale on Saturday, 17th March 2018.

The reverse game between Kerala Blasters FC vs ATK earlier scheduled in Kochi will now be played in Kolkata on same day, i.e. Friday 9th February, 2018.

The change is fixtures as follows:

  • 17th November 2017 : Kerala Blasters FC Vs ATK at Kochi

  • 9th February 2018 : ATK vs Kerala Blasters FC at Kolkata

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