FIFA Under-17 World Cup tournament director Javier Ceppi on Tuesday said the event was unsuccessful for the fans and he revealed witnessing the footballers in a dressing room along side rats, signifying mismanagement.
Football, as always, captures fans imagination the most, both at home and away.
The prime minister invited the players after they came back from Saudi Arabia following the AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers.
The 17th edition of the FIFA U-17 World in India on Saturday turned out to be a milestone event as it became the most attended and the highest scoring tournament ever.
England made a remarkable comeback from two goals down to outclass three-time runners-up Spain 5-2 and clinch their maiden FIFA U-17 World Cup at a packed Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on Saturday.
FIFA U-17 World Cup Final Highlights, England vs Spain: England made a remarkable comeback from two goals down to outclass three-time runners up Spain 5-2 and clinch their maiden title.
In what will be a repeat of the Euro U-17 final, England and Spain will clash in the final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup final in Kolkata on Saturday.
Spain, despite their record of three UEFA European U-17 Championships and five other titles, have never managed to lift the FIFA U-17 World Cup title.
How to watch England vs Spain FIFA World Cup U-17 final match. Read all about live coverage and match action from Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata on October 28, 2017.
England have several present and potential Premier League players in their ranks.
The 200-metres wide stretch leading up to the Salt Lake Stadium main gate will be adorned with a vibrant and multicolour display of geometric floor patterns.
As of now, the LOC has confirmed that FIFA president Gianni Infantino, AIFF supremo Prafful Patel and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be present for the final.
FIFA lauded India for delivering a hugely successful Under-17 World Cup, both in terms of quality of football as well as organisation.
The total number of spectators, who turned up at the six host venues across the country, currently stand at 12,24,027, a mere 6949 less than the earlier attendance of 12,30,976 set in the first edition of the tournament in China in 1985.
Spain has entered the final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup for the fourth time and their first appearance in the title clash after 2007.
Asian Football Confederation (AFC) General Secretary Dato Windsor termed India's successful hosting of the FIFA U-17 World Cup as fantastic.
Liverpool player Rhian Brewster scored a second hat-trick to send England into their first Under-17 World Cup final.
The FIFA U-17 World Cup semi-final clash between Brazil and England has been shifted from Guwahati's Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium to Kolkata's Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan.