The 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup will be hosted by India between 6 to 28 October 2017. It will be the first time an Indian football team will participate in a FIFA tournament. All Indian Football Federation (AIFF) is putting all their efforts to make this event greater and spectacular. In a bid to make this championship memorable, AIFF has contacted football superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo and if the chats are productive, the Real Madrid star will attend the FIFA U-17 World Cup draw in Mumbai on July 7.
According to the Hindustan Times, AIFF President Praful Patel said in a statement: “We are talking to Portugal Football Federation. We also are trying to interact with Ronaldo’s agent. If he is free on that particular day, he will be gracing the FIFA U-17 World Cup draw function in Mumbai on July 7.”
On the other hand, it is confirmed that World Cup winner Carlos Puyol will visit India this month to mark the launch of ticket sales for FIFA U-17 World Cup.
In 2015, Cristiano Ronaldo was named as the best Portuguese player of all time by the Portuguese Football Federation. He is the only player in the world to win four European Golden Shoe awards.