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Kerala Stadium venue details for under-17 World Cup Football India 2017

The under-17 world cup football is starting on October 6, 2017. Let's see how God's own country is trying to welcome the mega football championship with true sportsman spirit. Check out this article to know the details of the Kerala stadium which will be the venue for this championship.

FIFA Under-17 world cup India 2017

Kochi city in Kerala is getting ready for welcoming the mega championship of football, where Kheleo is the official mascot. This is truly a spirit for all those football lovers. We the people of Kerala is very proud that this is the first time Kochi in Kerala is a venue for the football championship conducted by FIFA. In addition, our country India is the host of Fifa u-17 world cup. Elaborate arrangements have been made to welcome under-17 world cup football that will kick off on October 6, 2017(Friday). There will be 2 games conducted at the same time in different stadiums. As a part of this, the Kerala government has made arrangements in the city to welcome all the teams and football lovers to enjoy the match. The Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium at Kaloor in Kochi, Kerala will be one of the venues for this mega football championship. Apart from this stadium, the other venues of this mega football championship are

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi
  • Dr D Y Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
  • Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Goa
  • Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati
  • Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata

Kochi Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium contact address

Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium at Kaloor is located at Banerji Road, Kaloor, Kaloor, Kochi, Kerala 682020, India.

How to reach?

From Kochi, you can travel in car via Mahatma Gandhi rd or via Kochi-Panvel hwy and NH66 Or via kaloor- Kadavanthara Rd. It will take about 20-25 minutes to cover that 10-15 km. If you are traveling from Ernakulam south, you can go via Mahatma Gandhi rd and Banerjee Rd or via kaloor – kadavanthara Rd or via Thammanam Pullepady rd. It needs only 15 minutes to cover that 7 km. There is also another possibility. You can also travel from Ernakulam junction to the Kaloor stadium. If you prefer this route, then you can try via Kaloor-Kadavanthara Rd or via kaloor-Kadavanthara Rd and Banerjee Rd or via kaloor-Kadavanthara Rd and stadium link rd. All these routes are close to 5 km and the time will be close to 15 minutes depending on the traffic.

Teams participating in under -17 world cup football

There will be 6 groups and each of this group consists of 4 teams. The participants are
  • Group A: India, Ghana, USA, Columbia
  • Group B: Paraguay, Mali, New Zealand, Turkey
  • Group C: Iran, Guinea, Germany, Costa Rica
  • Group D, Korea DPR, Niger, Brazil, Spain
  • Group E: Honduras, Japan, France, New Caledonia
  • Group E: Iraq, England, Mexico, Chile

Games schedule in Kochi Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium

Kochi will kick off the first match between Brazil and Spain on October 7. The details are
  • October 7: Brazil vs Spain 17:00 local time
  • October 7: Korea DPR vs Niger: 20:00 local time
  • October 10: Spain vs Niger: 17:00 local time
  • October 10: Korea DPR vs Brazil: 20:00 local time
  • October 13: Guinea vs Germany: 17:00 local time
  • October 13: Spain vs Korea DPR: 20:00 local time
  • Round of 16: October 18: 20:00 local time
  • Quarter final: October 22: 17:00 local time

Kochi : The host city for under -17 world cup football

As Kerala state will be the host to some of the games in under -17 world cup football, let's check the arrangements made by government. All the roads that lead to the stadium have changed their face to a new one by means of rubberized tarring. The authorities have taken necessary steps to make sure no one will face any type of difficulties. If you have seen previously the dumping of plastics as well as bottles in Kochi area, now they are all old memories. Kochi has turned to be a beautiful city for welcoming the teams to enjoy the beauty of god's own country. The green meadows beautifully arranged on the 2 sides of the road that lead to the stadium will definitely add beauty to the football championship. As a part of the event, the torch rally that started from Kasaragod District on 3 October 2017 will culminate at Kochi on 6 October 2017(Friday). On October 7, from 9:30 AM- 1:00 PM, the under -17 world cup football winner's trophy will be placed at the Ambedkar Stadium located at Ernakulam while Fort Kochi will be hosting the trophy from 3:00 PM- 8:00 PM on October 8.

In addition, Malayala Manorama one of the leading newspapers in Kerala in association with Chungath Jewelry is conducting Soccer Express Road Show from October 5-13. In association with this road show, there will be a display of FIFA world cup crown model, FIFA official teaser and a football video. There will be spot kick and spot quiz contest in places where the road show will be reaching. Other programs like celebrity match, women's football and the family football will be held in several places.

The last minute arrangements for the inside and outside of the stadium are currently going on. There will be tight security in and around Kochi city and the stadium as part of the games. The galleries will be arranged with chairs. The stadium will have the capacity to accommodate about 60,000 persons while the seating arrangements will be provided for nearly 41,478 persons. Candidates with only tickets will be given entry to the stadium and that to they need to undergo about 4-5 security checks.

Where to get tickets?

If you have not received any tickets for seeing the match, don't worry as there is another chance for you. What you need to do is participate in the Manorama-Chungath jewelry football quiz published in the daily papers by sending correct answer via sms. So from now onward check out your Manorama newspaper and participate in the quiz program. The selected 1500 persons will be tickets from Chungath Jewelry that worth Rs 600 and Rs 300 respectively.


Not only Kerala, our whole India is all set for the u-17 world cup football championship. As majority of the people in the state will not be able to go and watch the games in the stadium, here is the chance for them to watch the football championship from home. Sony Pictures Network has the broadcast rights for the under 17 world cup football championship. The English commentary is available on Sony Ten 2, Sony ESNP , Sony ESPN HD and Sony Ten 2 HD while the Bengali and Hindi commentaries are available on Sony Ten 3 as well as Sony Ten 3 HD.

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