Goa: Delighted by the fate of Goan fans who will get an opportunity to host traditional powerhouses of global football such as Germany and Brazil, Tournament Director of the Local Organising Committee for ​FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, Javier Ceppi confirmed physical sales of tickets in Goa.

“We have understood that the different U-17 World Cup venues in India have different purchasing patterns. Hence,​ closer to the tournament we will be installing physical ticket sales system near Fatorda stadium for the convenience of the football crazy fans in Goa.

“Not many people in the country will get a chance to boast about witnessing Germany and Brazil live in a FIFA World Cup game in India. We are confident that the fans in Goa will march to the stadium in massive numbers when they look at the teams and players coming down to play at the venue, such as Vinícius Júnior who it tipped to be the new Neymar,” added Ceppi.

While the ticket sales in Goa have not matched the expectations and the reputation of football loving Goa, the region’s traditional affinity for the beautiful game and the fantastic line up of games featuring the lies of Germany, Brazil, Iran, Costa Rica, Guinea and Niger bodes well for the venue that will also host one of the quarter-finals of the tournament.

“Everybody in Goa is aware that their state is hosting India’s first FIFA tournament. We urge people whoever has the capacity and access to book tickets online should waste no time to be sure that they will be a part of the history. Physical ticket sales are usually on first come first serve basis and the huge crowds lining up at the stalls might not present the fans an opportunity to get their favourite seat during the games.” Javier concluded.

The first match in Goa is on Sunday, 7th October with Germany taking on Costa Rica at 5 pm and Iran locking horns with Guinea later at 8 pm.

Fans can avail a discount of 25% and buy tickets for India’s first FIFA tournament at www.fifa.com/india2017/ticketing.

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