"We are agreeable to hosting the event in Kerala. We will soon ink a MoU with the (Union) Sports Ministry," Chandy told reporters. The Union Government last month gave the go-ahead to India's ambitious bid to host the U-17 Football World Cup in 2017, that is already being backed by FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke.

The AIFF has proposed five states as the venues - Delhi, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Karnataka and one among Assam, Goa and Kerala.


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