Kochi set to host biggest match on Indian soil ever
Kochi is set to host some of the biggest high-voltage FIFA U-17 World Cup matches on Indian soil, confirms Javier Ceppi
The official draw ceremony of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 in Mumbai gifted Kochi some of the biggest matches of the tournament. As 3 of the biggest title contenders of the tournament with Brazil, Spain and Germany all set to play their group stage games in Kochi between October 07 – 13, 2017.Tournament director of the Local Organising Committee for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 are expecting the south Indian fans in Kochi to show more love to the teams drawn to play here, especially for what will be the venue opener between Spain and Brazil.
“We want Kochi to support all the teams, we haven’t seen it yet, we thought we are going to see a sell out for all Brazil matches. Brazil, Spain as well as Germany are playing in Kochi and we were expecting a sell out in 2 hours like we saw in Kolkata. To be honest, a Brazil versus Spain game in a World Cup is as big as it gets and fans in Kochi need to step up and show the true spirit that we know it for.” on asking about the ticket sales.The venue will also host a Round of 16 and a quarter final game, Besides the group stage matches featuring Spain, Brazil, Germany.
“The sales in Kochi have not been bad. Looking at phase 1 and 2, we are not sure why the trend has not continued. We are not getting into a situation where fans’ interest is a problem. We are confident fans will buy. Brazil vs Spain in a World Cup game is by far the biggest international game to be played in India and we are confident fans will come in huge numbers to witness this historic game.”
Javier added.The third phase of the ticket sales started on July 21, 2017 with individual match tickets at 25% discount. Fans in Koch have a chance to be a part of the history with ticket prices starting at as low as INR 60 per game in Kochi.The tournament is scheduled to be held between 6th and 28th October.