Five nations first ever BRICS U-17 Football Tournament is being held in Goa this month. The tournament which kick-starts in Goa on October 5, will see Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa challenge for the trophy. India will play Russia in the opener at the GMC Stadium, Bambolim, on October 5. China, South Africa and powerhouse Brazil are the other teams who will battle for top honours in the tournament.
The tournament will witness two matches every alternate day which will be telecast live on DD Sports Channel. Doordarshan has made elaborate arrangements to telecast the tournament for its viewers on DD Sports. Around sixty officials have been drafted for a seamless broadcast. Doordarshan has deployed its high tech OB vans to ensure crystal clear quality for its viewers. For the first time Doordarshan has tied up with the local Kendras to broadcast the event in four languages (English, Hindi, Malayalam and Bangla). Apart from this, an added feature would be that viewers can watch free mobile TV using DVB-T2 dongles in OTG enabled smart phones and tablets, Wi-Fi dongles for moving vehicles, besides the TV sets having built-in DVB-T2 tuner which are called Integrated Digital TV (iDTV).
Earlier on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the trophy for BRICS U-17 football tournament. In his address, the Prime Minister reiterated the Nation’s commitment to ‘Sports for All’ and ‘Khelo India’ and taking football to every corner of the country.
Prime Minister also wished the tournament a grand success and also said that he was confident that it will meet its objective of facilitating greater understanding and friendship amongst all participants. The tournament aims at taking the ongoing interaction and cohesion amongst the BRICS nations to a new level of exchange between the youth of these countries in the field of sports.