Good news for football fans in Mumbai. As FIFA U-17 is about to kick off in India from October 6-28, the practice matches are scheduled for three-time champions Brazil, England and New Zealand at the Mumbai Football Arena at Andheri Sports Complex.
Also around the same time, the senior Indian team will also be practicing there for the Macau game, according to Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) president Aditya Thackeray.
Below is the schedule:
- 28th September 2017 – Brazil Vs New Zealand at 5 p.m.
- 1st October 2017 – England Vs New Zealand at 5 p.m.
- Practice match of Brazil with Local club (Navy, Air India or Pune City FC)- Schedule not announced.
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Eight games in the U-17 world cup tournament are scheduled to be held at Navi Mumbai’s D Y Patil Stadium.
Although Brazil, winners of the age group competition three times between 1997 and 2003.
Brazil kick off their campaign against Spain at Kochi on October 7.
England begin theirs against Chile at Kolkata on the next day.
New Zealand, figuring in the U-17 tournament finals for the eighth time.