FIFA U-17 World Cup: Organisers give away 27,000 tickets to fill up stadium for the opener


India might be left red-faced as they face a similar situation like Manchester City in England. City face problems filling up stadiums and so is India for the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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India has given away 27,000 tickets to the opening games of the FIFA U-17 World Cup to fill up empty stands in a desperate bid to avoid an embarrassing repeat of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

The U-17 World Cup kicks off on Friday, October 6 and marks the first official FIFA tournament India is a part of. Sadly, the sales for this competition haven’t been too good where the ticket prices are quite reasonable.

The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi has a capacity of 56,000 people and the organisers are giving away tickets to schools to fill the stadium up. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to be present at the stadium for India vs USA for the opener.