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FIFA delegation satisfied with Salt Lake Stadium

A FIFA delegation on a visit to inspect venues in connection with the 2017 Under-17 Football World Cup, which India would host, expressed satisfaction with the Salt Lake Stadium.

“We are very much satisfied with such a massive stadium …. Now we have to sit together to discuss how best we can utilise this,” FIFA delegation chief Inaki Alvarez, Head of Event Management Competitions Division, told a press conference after a two-and-a-half-hour inspection of the facilities.

He said that the Salt Lake Stadium was the eighth venue in India the delegation visited and that they would undertake future visits to see the preparation for 2017 event.

Answering a question about the pitch of the stadium, Alvarez said, “It is in very good shape.”

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