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Kerala CM Inaugurates ‘one million goals’

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Kochi: Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C), Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Vijay Goel meets Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to discuss about the preparations of FIFA U-17 World Cup in Kochi on April 29, 2017. (Photo: IANS/PIB) by .
Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C) Vijay Goel meets Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to discuss about the preparations of FIFA U-17 World Cup in Kochi (Photo: IANS/PIB)

As part of promoting the upcoming U-17 World Cup matches to be held in Kochi next month, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the event ‘one million goals’ by kicking a football into the goal here in Thiruvananthapuram….reports Asian Lite News

Kochi: Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C), Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Vijay Goel meets Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to discuss about the preparations of FIFA U-17 World Cup in Kochi on April 29, 2017. (Photo: IANS/PIB) by .
Former Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C) Vijay Goel meets Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to discuss about the preparations of FIFA U-17 World Cup in Kochi (Photo: IANS/PIB)

The state-level inauguration was done by Vijayan at 3 p.m. and soon this event got going across the length and breadth of the state, including 941 local bodies, 87 municipalities, six corporations, and more than 7,000 educational institutions and clubs.

The programme will end by sunset and by then a record one million goals are expected to be scored by celebrities and the common man.

Every person is allowed to take only one shot.

After Vijayan took the kick, leader of opposition Ramesh Chennithala, cabinet colleagues of Vijayan and several legislators all took spot kicks in an attempt to score.

Kochi will host six league matches, one pre-quarterfinal and one quarter-final during the U-17 World Cup. The response to the event has been good with tickets for the first Group D fixture to be held in Kochi on October 7 being sold out.

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