FIFA U17 WC: India on way to beat China in attendance


MUMBAI: India is on track to beat China for best attendance at a FIFA U-17 World Cup event.

A PTI report quotes official figures to state that the second semi-final at Navi Mumbai's DY Patil Stadium on Wednesday saw a turnout of 37,487. The overall tally of audiences for the World Cup so far has gone up to 1,224,027, which is just 6,000 behind the total attendance recorded in the inaugural edition in China in 1985.

The final attendance at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata is expected to be a full house of 66,687, with all the tickets sold out well in advance. The Kolkata semi final, relocated in less than 48 hours’ notice from Guwahati which had poor playing conditions due to a consistent downpour saw an official attendance of 63,881 for the England-Brazil tie.

The record attendance at this edition has been in the quarters between Brazil and Germany here, the report says.

Picture courtesy: Indian Express