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FIFA U-17 WC: opening day matches in Kochi sold out

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Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi

Kochi: The tickets for the opening day fixture of the upcoming FIFA Under-17 World Cup to be held here on October 7 has been sold out.

Tickets were available online and they were priced at Rs 60, Rs 150 and Rs 300. All tickets for the opening day match have been sold out, an official said.

The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, where eight matches are to be held, has been fully decked up.

On the opening day, Brazil takes on Spain at 5 pm and in the second match North Korea play Nigeria (8 pm kick-off).

Nodal officer of the Kochi event Mohammed Hanish said they expect legends of the game to watch the Brazil-Spain match.

Kerala Football Association president K.M.I. Mathar said its role is merely assisting the FIFA team which is the decision-making body.

"We have no role in sales of tickets and such things. We do what we are told and the stadium where the matches are going to be held will be taken over by the FIFA on September 20.

"The FIFA team takes care of each and every aspect including the accommodation, travel and other things about the teams," said Mathar.

On October 10, the first match is between Spain and Nigeria and the second one at 8 pm will feature North Korea and Brazil.

On October 13, Guinea takes on Germany followed by Spain against North Korea.

On October 18, there is one match in the round of 16 and on October 22 one quarterfinal is slated to be held in Kochi.

The total seating capacity at the venue has been reduced to 41,000 taking into account the security concerns. Brand new chairs have been installed.

The only thing that remains to be fixed on the ground are the two goal posts.

"The practice venues are all ready," added Mathar.

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