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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Former greats to attend World Cup Trophy Tour in city

210   //    30 Aug 2017, 21:23 IST
The Salt Lake Stadium will host the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup final

Kolkata, Aug 30 (PTI) Former players Shyam Thapa, Subrata Bhattacharya and Prasun Banerjee are among the distinguished guests who are expected to join the FIFA U-17 World Cup Trophy Tour here from September 1 to 3.

Given the love for the game in Kolkata, the Trophy Tour is expected to draw large crowds who will have the opportunity to see the same silverware that will be lifted by the FIFA U- 17 World Cup winners at the Salt Lake Stadium on October 28.

The trophy will be unveiled in the city at the Kshudiram Anushilan Kendra, while the next day the South City International School will hold the Mission XI Million festival.

Children from schools across Kolkata, who are part of the FIFA U-17 World Cup lndia 2017 legacy programme, will get a chance to see the trophy apart from taking part in several football related activities on the pitch, a release stated.

The three-day 'trophy experience' will conclude at the Eco Park, a popular tourist spot where fans will have the opportunity to come up close and take selfie with the silverware

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