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School, college students to get free tickets of U-17 World Cup

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 13 Sep 2017 10:53 AM GMT

School, college students to get free tickets of U-17 World Cup
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Kolkata: 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.

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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.

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.

--IANS Inputs

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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