A special workshop has been organized for all participating teams for 2017 Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) U-17 World Cup Football Tournament in India.
The workshop was instructed by Michael Salgado formerly of Real Madrid and Spain and Emmanuel Amuneke of Barcelona and Nigeria being the instructors for countries in Group A.
The workshop forms part of the Trophy Experience, which started from September to mark ’30 days to go’ until the start of the first FIFA tournament in the country.
The former Nigeria international, who played at the 1994 FIFA World Cup and won Olympic gold in 1996, Emmanuel Amuneke, has embarked upon a successful coaching career that saw him lead the Golden Eaglets to glory at the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2015 in Chile.
‘The FIFA U-17 World Cup in India will be a milestone in the history of football…I look forward to joining the Trophy Experience, which will bring the excitement of this landmark event even closer to Indian fans.
‘There are great expectations in Colombia ahead of the first participation of our team since Nigeria 2009,’ said FIFA Legend Carlos Valderrama.
Expressing his delight at the prospect of hosting five FIFA Legends during the Trophy Experience, LOC Chairman and AIFF President Praful Patel said ‘Starting today, we are just a month away from the biggest football tournament our country has witnessed.
‘Immense effort has gone into the preparation, both on and off the pitch, and we are really close to seeing it all bear fruit.
‘As part of the ongoing Official Trophy Experience, we mark the final milestone in the run-up to the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.
‘We hope to see spectators turn out in large numbers and play their part in putting India on the global footballing map’.
The Trophy Experience will see the Official Winner’s Trophy of the FIFA U-17 World Cup visit all six host cities of the tournament, giving millions of Indians the chance to be part of the football festival and to see the same trophy that will be lifted at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on 28 October.