Nehru Stadium in Goa handed over to FIFA

Vastavam web: The Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa, was on Sunday handed over to FIFA for the U-17 World Cup, beginning October 6.Local organising committee tournament director Javier Ceppi, who arrived here on Saturday along with other officials, inspected the stadium and was satisfied.The stadium was refurbished when it hosted the Lusofonia Games in 2014.
With a capacity of 19,000, the stadium is the smallest of all stadiums hosting the U-17 World Cup.The stadium will play host to European and Asian giants Germany and Iran respectively. Joining them will be the West African nation of Guinea and the Central American team of Costa Rica.