Luis Norton de Matos appointed Head Coach of India U-17 football team

Mar 2, 2017 15:00 IST

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on 1 March 2017 appointed Portugal’s Luis Norton de Matos as the Head Coach of the India U-17 team for the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

The World Cup is scheduled to be held in October 2017.

De Matos replaces Nicolai Adam, who was resigned under controversial circumstances after a revolt from the players.

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About Luis Norton de Matos

Born on 14 December 1953, Luis Norton de Matos is a former Portuguese footballer.

He played as a forward.

He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 210 games and 36 goals over the course of nine seasons.

In 1989, he became a manager and worked with several clubs.

About 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup

The 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup will be the 17th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

The FIFA U-17 World Cup is the biennial international men's youth football championship contested by the U17 national teams of the member associations of FIFA.

The 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup will be hosted by India between 6 and 28 October 2017. It will be the first FIFA tournament hosted by India.

A clouded leopard named Kheleo is the mascot for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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