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Football takes over India Gate, 2.5 lakh people turn up

New Delhi: An overwhelming 2.5 lakh people on Sunday turned up at the India Gate in New Delhi to get a glimpse of the glittering trophy, which will be presented to the winners of the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup. After kicking off the Trophy Experience at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Saturday, the official winner's trophy was put on display at the iconic India Gate on Sunday. The
response to what is the first leg of the six-venue tour was overwhelming with people getting a chance to pose with the silverware. Present on the occasion, Javier Ceppi, Tournament director for the local Organising committee said, "It's been a fantastic start to the Trophy Experience. We have had over 200,000 people in Delhi who have had the opportunity to see the FIFA U-17 World Cup. "This is a promotional push and we've done it in a space that is significant. India Gate is a landmark that resonates well as it honours the Indian heroes, we feel that people responded quite nicely to it."
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