Pune’s DY Patil Stadium brightens prospects of hosting U-17 World Cup

FIFA, FIFA underneath 17, DY Patil stadium, ISL, U-17 football, Football India, football news, Football The D Y Patil Stadium is home to a Pune group in a Indian Super League. (Source: File)

The D Y Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai has brightened a prospects of hosting Under-17 World Cup football matches subsequent year, with a conduct of a FIFA commission on Wednesday job it a “high quality” arena.

“We consider this is a illusory stadium, as we can see it is of high quality. One co-worker of cave was saying, with a few amendments this could be a large World Cup-level stadium. We are confident and happy to be here,” pronounced FIFA’s Jaime Yarza after inspecting a track picked as one of a 6 venues to horde matches in a mega-event subsequent year.

He is in India to manage preparations for a U-17 World Cup.


The commission is led by Yarza – FIFA’s conduct of events and it would now transport to 3 other cities New Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati after carrying visited Kochi and Goa earlier.

“We need to do some construction work and renovations for sauce rooms, several areas, doping, technical bedrooms and medical – all this is in a plans. We have come here today, (we) did a examination of a skeleton and a facilities, and suggested some changes to make it a high turn customary from what we design from a World Cup-level stadium.

“They (stadium owners) have concluded to all these changes and a whole formulation was to be 95 per cent correct, in a clarity that there would be some teenager adjustments. So we are really confident from this revisit currently and we consider this is going to be one of, if not a best,” Yarza said.

Asked to review comforts in Kochi and Goa with a D Y Patil Stadium, he said, “We don’t like doing comparisons. The conditions is opposite in each city. we consider we would have 6 illusory stadiums during a finish for a tournament. They all have a same requirements.

“Obviously, a finishing and final tuning will be of aloft turn than others. This track is allied to any track in Europe, USA or Asia.”

“Not most has been done, though we am confident with a situation,” he combined when asked about a swell done from their final visit.

“We are looking during October, 2016, by that time all a core infrastructure contingency be ready, one year before a tournament,” pronounced Javier Ceppi, a U-17 World Cup Tournament Director.

“We have come over here to see 5 or 6 ISL (Indian Super League) matches. We were here for ISL 2014 Final as well. So we know how a track operates, when Mumbai City FC is playing. We are confident with certain changes to make it agreeable to FIFA standards, though it is a good base.

“A few accessible matches will be played before to a tournament. It is a good event for Indian inhabitant group and U-19 group to play in this stadium,” he added.

According to a Ceppi, September-October is a singular best window to have a tournament.

Asked about atmosphere wickedness in Mumbai, Yarza quipped said, “We are requesting for some uninformed air, though we are not certain either it will be responded to.”

Vijay Patil, owners of D Y Patil stadium, who was benefaction on a occasion, said, “This is a ancestral impulse for Indian sport. We are deeply celebrated that FIFA is visiting a facility. We are putting a best feet brazen and it is going to be a good transformation in India’s sporting history.”

Apart from Yarza, a FIFA commission comprised Tracy Lu, Felipe Restrepo and Vijay Parthasarathy (Competitions Department), Christina Hollerl (Marketing), Jochem Steinhoff (Media), Paul Calder (TV), Jean Pierre Koeltgen (Ticketing), Mike Pfister (Senior Development Manager) and Shaji Prabhakaran (Development Officer).