Agony and ecstasy for the Guwahati and Kolkata football fans respectively as the first semifinal match of the FIFA U17 World Cup between Brazil and England has been shifted to Salt Lake stadium citing poor pitch conditions at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati.
Brazil eliminated Germany from the quarterfinal beating them 2-1 on Sunday evening in Kolkata to book their semifinal berth against England which was initially scheduled in Guwahati. Unfortunately, Guwahati experienced heavy rainfall in the last few days which spoiled the party of the local football fans.
FIFA, in their official statement, has confirmed the relocation of the last four clash to Kolkata. They also mentioned that the refund of the Guwahati ticket holders will be initiated soon. Tickets for the rescheduled semi-final match in Kolkata can be purchased online on the ticketing section of FIFA.com from October 23, 8:30 PM (IST) onwards.
All tickets in Kolkata have been priced at Rs.100 and they will be available on a first come first serve basis.