The emblem reflects the many faces of the host country, its welcoming spirit together and its passion for football. The aim of the image is to engage people across the host country and beyond its borders as the countdown begins and competition time draws nearer. The use of the Mexican colours of red, white and green as well as the tree of life, communicates the passion and feeling that the event will produce, also expressing dynamism and a youthful spirit.
“The Emblem launch kicks off the countdown to this extraordinary tournament that has grown to be one of FIFA’s most popular and exciting,” said Jack Warner, Jack Warner, Chairman of the Organising Committee of FIFA U-17 World Cup.
“As is always the case with our youth tournaments, the FIFA U-17 World Cup will be again an important platform for many budding talents and we have no doubt that it will be a wonderful tournament," he continued. "Many stars of today such as Xavi, Ashley Cole, Cesc Fabregas, Toni Kroos, Carlos Vela and many more have made their debut at these fields. We cannot wait to see what transpires on the field of play next year.”
The 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup will be the 5th FIFA competition organised by Mexico, who hosted the FIFA World Cup™ in 1970 and 1986, the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 1983, and the FIFA Confederations Cup in 1999. The top 24 teams from all over the world will compete for the title from 18 June to 10 July 2011. For more information about the FIFA U-17 World Cup Mexico 2011, please visit the official webpage of the competition on FIFA.com: www.fifa.com/mexico2011.