U-17 Women’s World Cup: Sports Minister Nominates Neeraj, Devgn To Join #KickOffTheDream campaign

New Delhi: In less than 48 hours, the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup will kick off with two matches simultaneously, at Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Stadium and Margao’s Nehru Stadium.

The Odisha capital will stage two Group A games on the opening day — Brazil versus Morocco from 4.30 pm, followed by India vs USA from 8 pm.

The local organizers and government are leaving no stone unturned to ensure crowd participation at the matches in what will be the Indian women’s first ever participation in a World Cup event.

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Union Sports minister Anurag Thakur on Sunday evening shared a video on social media to launch the #KickOffTheDream campaign.

Urging Indians to watch the U-17 World Cup matches in Bhubaneswar, Goa and Navi Mumbai in large numbers, Thakur requested fans to support the female footballers by sharing videos of them playing football with the hashtag #KickOffTheDream.

To start this nationwide campaign, the Sports minister nominated fellow-Union minister Kiren Rijiju, Olympic gold-medallist Neeraj Chopra and Bollywood star Ajay Devgn to post videos of them playing football and tag 3 more people of their choice.

Thakur himself is seen showing off his footballing skills in the video.

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