#FIFAU-17 World cup: Brazil vs. England Semifinal match is moved to Kolkata!

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#FIFAU-17 World cup: Brazil vs. England Semifinal match is moved to Kolkata: Well, The FIFA U-17 world cup’s semi-final match is about to take place in India. Yes! As per the reports, this match will be held in Kolkata because some changes are made by the authorities. Reports are coming that Brazil vs. England’s semi-final match has been rescheduled from Guwahati’s Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium to Kolkata’s Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan due to pitch concerns. Sources are saying that the authorities are not okay with the condition of Guwahati;s pitch and the planned to change the venue.

#FIFAU-17 World cup: Brazil vs. England Semifinal match is moved to Kolkata!
#FIFAU-17 World cup: Brazil vs. England Semifinal match is moved to Kolkata!

Some, of you, may know that this match will take place now in Kolkata on October 25 at 5 pm. “England said they didn’t have a problem, but Brazil weren’t willing to play on this pitch. Efforts were made to improve the condition, but the match has now been shifted. The teams will leave Guwahati today evening itself,” Assam Football Association president Hemendra Nath said the sources.

#FIFAU-17 World cup: Brazil vs. England Semifinal match is moved to Kolkata!

This is something new which is happened first time in India. As per the reports, FIFA and Assam government officials held a meeting on Monday afternoon to decide on the possibility of Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium hosting the semi-final on Wednesday. After that, the FIFA said that it’s teaming decision they want to play or not.

Even some reports are coming that Brazil declined to play on the soggy field, which had taken a beating after the Ghana-Mali quarterfinal match on October 21 that was played in rain. Also, they said that they want dry pitch for the march which is considered as a team decision. Now, the match will be played on Kolkata.  Also, you may all know that Ghana coach Paa Kwesi Fabin was not impressed by the ground conditions and he said that earlier in the press conference.

Also, the reports are coming that to make everything fine, the drainage system of the field was clogged leading to water-logging affecting more than 30% of the field. FIFA officials led by tournament director Javier Ceppi tried to find a way out, but it was all in vain.

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