U-17 World Cup: Students to get free tickets

File Photo : Partha Chatterjee
IANS|13-Sep-2017 16:58

Kolkata, Sep 13 : Around 5,000 students of schools and colleges will be provided free tickets by the West Bengal government to watch matches of the FIFA U-17 World Cup scheduled to start from next month at the Salt Lake Stadium here.

"They will be provided free tickets to watch ten matches of the U-17 World Cup," state education minister Partha Chatterjee confirmed on Wednesday.

Besides hosting the final on October 28, Kolkata will host five Group F matches and one Group E game. One round of 16 tie, a quarter-final, and a third place game will also be held. England take on Chile in the first offing on October 8.

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It was learnt that students associated with sports will be given preference. There will be a separate box at the revamped Salt Lake Stadium for them.