Preparations for U-17 world cup satisfactory: FIFA

first_imgKolkata, Feb 18 (PTI) Expressing satisfaction over the work done at the Yuva Bharati Krirangan, a FIFA inspection team today proposed few minor changes to turn the facility into a world class stadium.”We inspected the stadium today. The planning and work done here is excellent. The work done until now is fruitful and satisfactory. There are minor amendments that needs to be done. We will come back in October to see the final situation. This will become the top stadium in India in future,” Jamie Yazra, Head of Events, FIFA U-17 World Cup delegation team, said. While talking about minor changes, Yazra said these will be small fine tunings. Yuva Bharati Krirangan, also known as Salt Lake Stadium, is one of the selected venues for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. West Bengal Sports Minister Aroop Biswas too expressed happiness after the inspection of the stadium. He is in India to oversee preparations for the U-17 World Cup. The delegation is led by Yarza – FIFAs head of events – and it would now travel to two other cities – New Delhi, and Guwahati – after having visited Kochi, Mumbai and Goa earlier. “We are looking at October, 2016, by which time all the core infrastructure must be ready, one year before the tournament,” said Javier Ceppi, the U-17 World Cup Tournament Director. Ceppi, while talking about the capacity of the stadium, said that he hoped that it would be able to hold around eighty five thousand spectators. “I am told that the stadium has a capacity of one lakh ten thousands. But with the individual seats the stadium capacity will come down to eighty five thousands which is very very good because it considers all the security planning,” he said. Apart from Yarza and Ceppi, the FIFA delegation comprised Tracy Lu, Felipe Restrepo and Vijay Parthasarathy (Competitions Department), Christina Hollerl (Marketing), Jochem Steinhoff (Media), Paul Calder (TV), Jean Pierre Koeltgen (Ticketing), Mike Pfister (Senior Development Manager) and Shaji Prabhakaran (Development Officer). PTI PNT CR AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

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Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Arizona Cardinals can throw a wrench in all the celebrating while strengthening their own playoff resume. Arizona (9-5) needs a win Sunday at CenturyLink Field to keep their postseason dreams alive.The last time these two teams met in Seattle, the Seahawks embarrassed the Cardinals 58-0 — the worst loss in franchise history.But only 22 of the 45 Cardinals who suited up last December in Seattle are still with the team, so this game should have a different feel than that 58-point blowout did.The two teams met earlier this year, with the Seahawks prevailing 34-22 on a Thursday night game in Week 7.All week, in preparation for the game, we’ll update you with everything going on in Seattle as the Seahawks get ready to host the Cardinals. It’s hard to find any story from the Seattle media concerning the Seahawks that doesn’t include the word ‘Super’ or some mention of the Super Bowl.That’s because the ‘Hawks shut out the New York Giants 23-0 in Week 15 at MetLife Stadium — the site of Super Bowl XLVIII. So with the Seahawks having the league’s best record at 12-2, there’s a lot of talk about this being the first of two trips to New Jersey for Pete Carroll’s team. Top Stories Comments   Share   center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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