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Efforts Underway for Bali to Host Under 17s World Soccer Championship

(10/12/2012) Bali has an ambition to host the World Under-17 Soccer Championship in 2017.

But, in order to host the games Bali must first build a stadium capable of holding 40,000 spectators.

The State News Agency Antara quotes the chairman of the Bali branch of the Indonesian Soccer Association (PSSI), I Gusti Gede Putra Wirasana, saying, “This is a good opportunity for Bali to become the host of an international championship for under-17 soccer.”

Putra said that if Bali is successful in winning its bid to host the event, he is sure than thousands of players and supporters from around that would flock to Bali.

Wirsana is seeking the support of the chairman of the National Sports Committee (KONI), Made Nariana, to help persuade the Bali provincial government to pursue the international hosting bid.

To win the bid Bali must commence building a 40,000-person sports stadium.