Kolkata, Oct 28: The FIFA U-17 World Cup in India on Saturay became the most attended in the history of the tourment.
After Brazil fought Mali in the third-place clash ahead of the mega-fil between England and Spain, the total number of spectators who turned up at the six host venues across the country went past the earlier record attendance of 1,230,976 set in the first edition of the tourment in Chi, 1985.
With 56,432 people watching the game at the Vivekanda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, the total attendance of the World Cup reached 1,280,459.
A figure of 6,949 needed to be breached before the start of the tie to break the record.
The 2011 edition in Mexico had seen a turnout of 1,002,314 spectators, becoming the third to boast a total attendance in excess of a million.
The attendance for matches had breached the million mark in the last Round of 16 match on October 18.
The Yuba Bharati Krirangan, revamped at an expenditure of over Rs 100 crores, boasts of the highest attendance per match. The venue has so far logged a total of 54,2125 spectators from 10 games.
The average attendance has been 54,212 per match. IANS