It was the start of the ‘Trophy Experience’ in Guwahati as Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal unveiled the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 winner’s trophy at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati.
Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal said, “This is a big occasion for us, especially for the young population here, to be a host for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. I am happy to unveil the Winner’s Trophy because this particular world cup will inspire the youngsters to play football, at a world stage”.
The chief minister also launched the Guwahati Host City Logo, a venue of one of the semi-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.
“The logo blends the components and sentiments relevant to the people from the region and complements the current FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 official emblem,” a statement issued by the organizing committee said.
Elated to interact with some young & budding sporting talents at Sarusajai Stadium, Guwahati. They will make us proud one day. pic.twitter.com/ytc46S2Vi9
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) August 26, 2017
The official trophy will be present at Judge’s Field for a Mission XI Million festival on August 27 and for public viewing from 11 am onwards.
Talking about the Guwahati host city logo, tournament director, LOC, FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, Javier Ceppi said, “We’re very happy to launch the Guwahati host city logo. The state government has been very supportive of the world cup from the beginning and once again, they have reiterated that through the host city logo, they will further promote the tournament in Assam and the rest of the Northeast”.