NEW DELHI: The parents of India U-17 football team members will be able to watch their children play in the World Cup as the All India Football Federation (AIFF) today said it will arrange all logistical arrangements for them to come to Delhi.
Most of the players in the Indian team were from poor background and their parents have expressed lack of money to even buy air tickets to be in New Delhi to watch their children play.
"With five more days left for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 to kick-off, Indian U-17 World Cup team players on Sunday thanked AIFF for arranging all logistical arrangements for their parents to watch them play live at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi," the AIFF said in a statement.
Captain Amarjit Singh sounded ecstatic and said: "On behalf of the team, I can say that the AIFF has already planned to get our families to Delhi and host them so that they can watch our games.
"Even during the AFC U-16 Championship in Goa (in September 2015), the AIFF had ensured that our parents were present during the matches and that made the occasion all the more memorable for us," said Amarjit, who hails from Manipur.