The Minister of State (I/C) Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel is in Goa to be the Chief Guest at the Opening Ceremony of the BRICS U – 17 Football Tournament. A Government of India initiative the BRICS U – 17 Football Tournament will be played among the BRICS countries namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
The tournament will be commencing this afternoon at Goa. Bambolim stadium, Goa will witness two matches every alternate day. The final Match of the tournament is scheduled on 15th October which will be held at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, Fatorda.
The 2016 BRICS U-17 Football Cup was the first edition of the BRICS U-17 Football Cup. It took place in the Indian state of Goa during the 8th BRICS summit which was also held in India. It began on 5 October and concluded with the final on 15 October. Brazil won the cup defeating South Africa in the final. The tournament featured the under-17 teams of all five members of BRICS with the final taking place at the Fatorda Stadium.