Hosts India will set a benchmark regardless of their result against the United States in the Under-17 World Cup, that kicks off on Friday.
It will be the first time the cricket-crazy country of 1.2 billion has played in a World Cup game at any level of football, and the anticipation is high at home.
India is the 18th Asian team to take part in the U-17 World Cup.
Organizers are confident that the government's 1.2 billion rupees ($18.5 million) investment in renovating stadiums in six cities to host the 24-team tournament that runs from October 6-28, 2017 will help showcase the country as a venue for major events.
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