Kolkata will be hosting the final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup final in October, the FIFA inspection committee announced on Monday.

The U-17 World Cup is a major footballing event, the likes of which has never been hosted before by India and six cities (New Delhi, Kolkata, Goa, Kochi, Navi Mumbai and Guwahati) will be hosting matches for the showpiece event in October this year. 

The opening game of the tournament, will be held at Navi Mumbai’s DY Patil stadium, which will also hold one semifinal, with the other semifinal being hosted by Guwahati, the FIFA inspection committee confirmed.

The final's venue has been confirmed as the Yuva Bharti Krirangan in Kolkata, a major boost for the city that has long been a breeding place for footballing talent in the country.