India will host the Under-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020
International football federation (FIFA) president Giani Infantino announced that India will host the Under-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020.
After the FIFA Council meeting in Miami in the US, Infuntino said, “We are pleased to announce that India has been confirmed for the host country of FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020.” From this, India will host another FIFA tournament. Earlier, India hosted the Under-17 Men’s World Cup in 2017.
Confirming this, Kishen Das, General Secretary of All India Football Federation, said, “We are thankful to FIFA who gave us the rights to host the Under-17 Women’s World Cup. This will increase the level of female football in the country. He said, ‘We are giving a lot of emphasis on the development of women’s football in the country. Therefore, we have offered a bid to host the Under-17 Women’s World Cup and now we have got a host of it. ” Das said that the decision on the venue to host the tournament will be decided soon. He said, “There are four to five places in our mind and we will decide on them soon.”
As a host country, India will qualify for the 16 teams in this tournament. 6-Continental qualifying tournaments are just about to begin. Besides the Under-17 Women’s World Cup, India also showed interest in hosting the Under-20 Women’s World Cup.
The Under-17 Women’s Tournament was started in 2008 and New Zealand hosted it. Spain is the current champion and its seventh phase will be held in India. The Asian teams have been the most successful in this. North Korea (2008 and 2016) won it twice, while Japan 2014 and South Korea won the trophy once in 2010. In non-Asian countries, France won 2012 and Spain won the tournament in 2018.
Happy to be hosted but ahead of the big challenge: Praful Patel
New Delhi (Agency): All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel, on Saturday said that India will be hosting the Under-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020. There is a great challenge ahead for us.
He said, ‘I would like to thank FIFA for relying on us and hosting the tournament. I would also like to thank the Government of India and the State Governments, because of their support and urgent assurance, we have succeeded in hosting the claim of hosting. “