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'Shifting of game venue no black spot'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Oct 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Kolkata, Oct 24: The Local Organising Committee for the ongoing Under-17 World Cup on Wednesday dismissed queries about whether the shifting of the Brazil-England semi-fil match was a “black spot” for the tourment, saying the change of venue was necessitated by forces of ture. FIFA had on Monday shifted Wednesday’s game to the Vivekanda Yuva Bharati Krirangan here due to the soggy ground condition at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati, owing to heavy rainfall for days. Local Organising Committee Project Director Joy Bhattacharjya said the elements were far from normal at Guwahati. “It was a cyclonic weather. It is the force of ture, force majeure,” Bhattacharjya told mediapersons. Bhattacharjya said such shifting of matches was nothing new in FIFA tourments. “Even in 2014, the Club World Club match between Real Madrid and and Cruz Azul was moved to Marrakesh from Rabat due to pitch problems,” he said. (IANS)

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