Tournament Director of next year’s FIFA Under 17 World Cup to be hosted by India, Javier Ceppi, today expressed his happiness about the way things were moving ahead in the preparation of the tournament.
“They (preparations) are coming along (well). Work is happening in all the venues,” said Ceppi. “We are confident and happy about how things are moving. Things are in motion and I hope they get into momentum.”
The U17 World Cup is scheduled to be held from October 6-28 and the matches are to held in Navi Mumbai, Goa, New Delhi, Guwahati, Kochi and Kolkata. Ceppi was impressed with the facilities at the Dr D Y Patil Sports Stadium in Navi Mumbai, set to host a few games.
“For the World Cup, unlike for other events, security is a complete responsibility of the state and local forces, which makes it a little bit different. It’s not so dependent on financiers or private security coming in or not,” he remarked when queried over the security set-up for the event.
“The security forces of the state will be in charge.We have spoken with everybody and all the police forces. They are organised and have plans in place,” he added.