“Delhi’s toxic air continues to be a headache for FIFA, who will rely on the conclusions of its medical department before deciding whether the city is fit to host marquee knockout matches of this year’s under-17 World Cup. FIFA’s head of tournaments Jaime Yarza said they are aware of Delhi’s acute pollution problem, which becomes a ‘bigger concern after Diwali’. He added the decision on the number of matches Delhi gets to host will depend on the findings of their medical board, which is currently studying the pollution patterns with the assistance of Indian doctors. The Local Organising Committee (LOC) has sought data from the Central Pollution Control Board, which is also being analysed by FIFA.” The Indian Express
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U-17 World Cut: FIFA to consult its medical board amid Delhi pollution concern