U-17 World Cup: FIFA to pay tribute to Mohun Bagan's 1911 IFA Shield triumph

Shreya Pandey
Football's governing body has decided to honour the path breaking 1911 Mohun Bagan side when they begin ticketing for the U-17 World Cup...

FIFA has come up with a thoughtful way to kick-start the U-17 World Cup proceedings when they begin selling tickets for the showpiece event in India from May 16. 

In a planned tribute to Mohun Bagan's memorable win over Yorkshire regiment on 29th July, 1911 - the Federation has decided to begin selling tickets for the footballing gala at exactly 19:11 hours (7:11 PM) on Thursday in mid May. 

By virtue of defeating a British team, the Mariners became the first ever side comprising solely of Indian players to beat their colonial masters. 

Carrick content with derby point

This became a defining feature of the latent Indian uprising against their British overlords and has had wide ranging cultural connotations. 

FIFA had selected six venues to host the World Cup with New Delhi, Kochi, Navi Mumbai, Goa, Guwahati and Kolkata making the numbers. 

While Navi Mumbai and Guwahati are to host the semi-finals, Kolkata will become the first Indian city to host a FIFA final on the 28th October, 2017.


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