FIFA U17 World Cup Logo 2017 gives you the full details of the significant elements of the emblem that are the Indian Ocean, the banyan tree, the kite and the starburst which are used to depict the real nature, heritage and the diversity of the hosting nation India.
The logo is the thing that truly depicts the nature and the colour of the tournament along with the heritage and diversity of the hosting country. A logo is always designed such a way that a spectator can instantly relate it to the tournament. The new logo for the 2017 edition of World Cup is no exception and truly fulfils the expectation to visually signify the real colours of the hosting nation. So without wasting any moment let’s take a look at the FIFA U17 World Cup Logo 2017.
FIFA U17 World Cup Logo 2017
FIFA U17 World Cup Logo 2017 was launched on 27th September 2016 during the AFC U-16 Championship which is surprisingly the first set of the qualifying event for the edition of the U17 World Cup. The emblem launching event at Goa’s Marriott Hotel was attended by Gianni Infantino (FIFA President), Praful Patel (Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee and All India Football Federation), Shaikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa (AFC President) and Vijay Goel (Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports in India). During the launching event, Infantino said “It is clear for all to see how football has already been making huge strides in India but there is still so much room for growth, and the FIFA U-17 World Cup can be an ideal catalyst to develop the sport even further and across the whole country. This is an exceptional opportunity to combine two of FIFA’s core missions: to organise tournaments and to promote football development.”
The logo of this year’s world cup is designed to celebrate the richness and diversity of cultures in India. The main elements of the FIFA U17 World Cup Logo 2017 are the Indian Ocean, the banyan tree, the kite and the starburst which are an integral part of the Indian identity. The new emblem also resembles a unique interpretation of the Ashoka Chakra. Each of these elements was selected for their deep significance in the culture of India. The Indian Ocean serves as the base of the logo which is undoubtedly is an integral part of the Indian subcontinent. The banyan tree was selected as it is the national tree of India and is also rooted in the ethos and culture of the country. This tree was also selected to represent the rural communities where they traditionally gather to take any major decisions in the shade of the Banyan trees.
The kite added in the FIFA U17 World Cup Logo 2017 is the symbol of freedom and joy. Kite is vastly popular throughout the country and represents the marvellous aspirations of young and vibrant democracy in India. The starburst, which sits at the top of the emblem, represents the festivity and celebration in the country. This also symbolizes all the festivals in India and cherishes the joy of each of them in this huge multicultural country. By adding the starburst in the emblem, FIFA and India also made a statement that the U17 Football World Cup will be a new festival for all calendars. The whole emblem is shaped like the FIFA U17 World Cup trophy to give it a distinct look.
While talking during the Emblem launching event, Praful Patel said “This is a historic occasion for India and the AIFF. Hosting our first FIFA tournament will change the way football is seen in our country forever.” Javier Ceppi, the Tournament Director of the Local Organizing Committee, also added “This is a very important landmark for our event, as we now have a very distinct image. With the Emblem Launch, we will go out to the masses and make sure that the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 is seen across the nation as another festival in our calendar of celebrations: the festival of football. We really have to make this fantastic opportunity count.”
The Emblem launched, the Mascot unveiled, and the world is now hoping to get the maximum excitements possible in this auspicious tournament in 2017. So keep your eyes on the matches of these youngsters and don’t forget to send us your valuable comment about the FIFA U17 World Cup Logo 2017 in the comment box below.