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India Under-17 World Cup: Close to 40 crores INR generated in sponsorship

00:07 GMT+3 02/10/2017
Javier Ceppi Kushal Das FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017
The Indian FA have done a good job in appointing a premier agency to rope in national supporters for the Under-17 World Cup…

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) played an important role in order to raise sponsorship for the World Cup Under-17 which will kick-off in less than a week’s time.

While FIFA, the governing body for world football, has global partners, Praful Patel, who serves as the AIFF President and Chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), ensured that a sizeable amount was generated from India.

Bank of Baroda, Coal India and Hero are the three national sponsors for FIFA Under-17 World Cup in India.

“The AIFF was very much a part of the process of bringing sponsors on board. We appointed a top agency who could help us market the Under-17 World Cup and attract corporate to invest in this property,” informed Kushal Das, the AIFF General Secretary.

Close to 40 crores INR was generated by the AIFF for the Under-17 World Cup and Das stated that it wasn’t an easy task to convince investors.

"The key bit was to get the first deal done. Once that was done, then it was easier to convince others. We have LED boards in every stadium which shall give enough exposure to every sponsor,” Das added.