INDIAN FOOTBALL'S ONE OF THE OLDEST TOURNAMENT, the IFA Shield is significant for the sport in the country. The tournanament began in the year 1893. The Indian Football Association is the association governing football in the state of West Bengal. History was made when Mohun Bagan won in 1911 and ended the British hold of the game since the tournanament's inception.
It was a ground-breaking for Indian football.This meant ending the domination by British and giving India a spot of equal respect in the sport because of the win.To hounour this historic moment that defined Indian football, the AIFF has dediced to kick off the ticket sales for the mega event of the FIFA Under 17 World Cup on May 16 at exactly 11 minutes past 19 hours (7:11 pm).
The announcement came via Twitter on the official handle.