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India may get to host FIFA Club World Cup

Amidst the ISL fever prevalent among the country’s football fans, an ambitious India are also eyeing to host the glamorous FIFA Club World Cup.

‘We will decide in the FIFA Executive Committee meeting in December in Morocco for 2015-16, 2017-18 Club World Cup,’ said FIFA Secretary-General Jerome Valcke at a function held in the national capital on Wednesday.

With India set to host the U-17 World Cup in less than three years time, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is also gearing up to bid for hosting the prestigious U-20 World Cup. ‘We will bid for U-20 World Cup. Initial steps have already been taken, besides we will also bid for 2017-18 Club World Cup,’ said an optimist AIFF President Praful Patel. Lauding India’s efforts in bringing football in the global map, FIFA Secretary-General expressed satisfaction over the progress made by India in their lead up to the U-17 World Cup slated to be held in 2017.
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