Football: No U-17 World Cup matches in Jharkhand due to lack of infrastructure

Jamshedpur: Jharkhand cannot host any of the matches of the Under-17 FIFA World Cup as the stadia of the state were not equipped with the infrastructure required to stage such high-profile matches, Jharkhand Football Association Secretary Gulam Rabbani said.

Gulam Rabbani
Gulam Rabbani

“JFA had put forward a proposal to host a couple of matches of the U-17 World Cup, but AIFF did not consider it because of lack of facilities,” said Rabbani.

Besides unavailability of flood light facility at the Keenan Stadium and JRD Sports Complex, Jamshedpur did not have an airport, a mandatory to host World Cup matches.

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