New Delhi: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, unveiled the Trophy for the 2016 BRICS U-17 Football Tournament in New Delhi on Saturday.

The MoS for Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Vijay Goel and the President of the All India Football Federation, Shri Praful Patel, were present on the occasion. Ambassadors from BRICS countries were also present.

The BRICS U-17 Football Tournament is a U-17 Football tournament to be played among teams of five BRICS countries – economic block formed by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

The inaugural edition will be played in India at Goa’s Fatorda Stadium from 5th to 15th Ocotober on the occasion of the 8th BRICS summit that will be held in Goa on 15 & 16 October 2016.

The Tournament will take place once every year with 10-day and following the lines of the tournaments under-17 FIFA. Each edition will be held in a BRICS nation.

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