New Delhi, March 6: The Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup India 2017 on Monday launched its volunteer programme.
The programme aims to reach out to people over 18 years, from a variety of backgrounds and involve them in the World Cup.
Speaking about the launch, Chairman of the LOC, Praful Patel said: “This is an opportunity for all our countrymen to be involved in the tourment which will be a historic event for India.”
“Volunteers play an extremely important role in every FIFA tourment and they will play a central role in India 2017, bringing all Indians together in various capacities to make this event a huge success. I am confident that the volunteer programme will leave a lasting legacy of a new and more vibrant sporting culture in India.”
Tourment Director of the LOC, Javier Ceppi added: “The interest that the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 has generated so far among Indians is unprecedented.”
“Through different sources, we have already received thousands of applications to be a part of the World Cup, which we can now channel through the volunteer’s programme to make sure that everyone who wants to be involved in this historic event gets a chance to apply.” IANS
Freiburg, Hamburg reap rrow wins in Bundesliga
Berlin, March 6: Florian Niederlechner’s brace secured Freiburg a 2-1 win over Frankfurt, while Hamburg edged Hertha Berlin 1-0 on a winner from Albin Ekdal to close the 23rd round of Bundesliga action here.
With the result, Freiburg jumped to eighth place whereas Frankfurt stay on sixth place in the standings.
Elsewhere, Hamburg ended their three-game winless run as Albin Ekdal scored the only goal of the match to beat Hertha Berlin 1-0.
Despite the victory, Hamburg remain on a relegation play-off spot while fifth-placed Berlin suffered their eighth loss of the season. IANS
Fluminense win Guabara Cup
Rio de Janeiro, March 6 : Former Brazil U-20 intertiol Marcos Junior struck the decisive pelty as Fluminense defeated arch-rivals Flamengo via pelty shoot-out to win the Guabara Cup at the Olympic Stadium here.
Fluminense won the pelty shoutout 4-2 after the teams were locked 3-3 at the end of normal time during Sunday’s fil, reports Xinhua news agency.
It was Fluminense’s 10th Guabara Cup title and their second triumph in the competition since 1993.
Wellington Silva opened the scoring for Fluminense in the fourth minute before William and Everton struck in quick succession to give Flamengo the lead.
Goals from Henrique Dourado and Lucas appeared to hand Fluminense control of the match before Peru intertiol striker Paolo Guerrero scored an 84th minute equaliser. IANS