New Delhi: The AIFF’s wish to host the 2017 U-17 football World Cup in India got a shot in the arm after the Sports Ministry today assured FIFA of full co-operation in organising the event.

Sports Minister Ajay Maken today met FIFA’s secretary general Jerome Valcke and Thierry Regenass, director of member associations and development, in the capital and discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to hosting of the event.