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Praful Patel met with Sepp Blatter and other officials at the FIFA Headquarters in Zurich regarding the hosting of the Under-17 World Cup in 2017....

All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel flew out to Zurich to meet with FIFA President Sepp Blatter regarding India's bid to host the Under-17 World Cup in 2017. Blatter, along with secretary Jerome Valcke and Thierry Regenass, Director Member Associations and Development Vision, FIFA, discussed with Patel, the guarantees from the Government of India required by FIFA regarding the hosting of the event in 2017.

Patel explained to Blatter and Valcke that existing laws in India are on par with the requirements mentioned in the guarantees and that the Indian Government had already sent FIFA a letter declaring India's complete support to host the presitigious event.

The letter sent by the Indian Government was also endorsed by a legal document backing their declaration. FIFA agreed to review the letter and the legal document and requested a meeting with the AIFF legal counsel to explain the scenario in greater detail.

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