All About FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017

The 17th edition of FIFA U-17 World Cup took place for the first time in India. It is a biennial international football tournament of men’s under-17 national teams organized by Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

Quick Facts-
  1. The official Mascot for the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 was clouded leopard named ‘Kheleo’.
  2. The official ball for Under-17 football World Cup is called ‘Krasava’.
  3. The final match of the event was held in Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata.
First in U-17 World Cup 2017-
  1. This was the first time India hosted U-17 FIFA World Cup.
  2. Switzerland’s Esther Staubli became the first female football referee to officiate a match.
  3. Jeakson Singh creates history by scoring India’s first ever goal in FIFA World Cup.
  4. FIFA U-17 WC in India becomes most attended in event’s history for the first time.
  5. USA-Based Namit Deshpande becomes the First NRI to Play for India’s U17 World Cup Team.
Winners and Awards- 
  1. England has won the FIFA U-17 World Cup by defeating Spain by 5-2.
  2. Phil Foden of England has been adjudged tournament’s best player and has been awarded ‘Golden Ball’.
  3. Rhian Brewster from England has scored the most goals in the tournament (8 goals) and has been awarded, ‘Golden Boot’.
  4. Gabriel Brazao the goalkeeper of Brazil’s national football team has won the ‘Golden Glove’.
  5. Brazil has won the Fair Play Award.
Source- FIFA Official Website

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