The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup is to be held in India in October this year. FIFA has selected three cities for the tournament on Wednesday (April 13). The matches will be held in Odisha’s capital Bhubaneswar, Goa and Navi Mumbai. Apart from this, FIFA has also informed that on June 24, the matches will be drawn in Zurich. The tournament was to be held in 2020, but was postponed due to the Corona epidemic.
Apart from host India, the names of six countries have been decided to participate in the tournament. Teams from Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Japan and New Zealand will be seen playing. 16 teams will participate in this tournament to be held from October 11 to 30.
FIFA, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) have confirmed the host cities after an extensive review and consultation process. “To ensure the safety of the players and other participants of the tournament, Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa and DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai have been selected as the three venues,” the local organizing committee said.
“This is an important step following FIFA’s recent tour of India and marks the beginning of the final countdown to the tournament,” said FIFA’s chief women’s football officer Sarai Beyerman. LOC and AIFF President and FIFA Council member Praful Patel said, “Fresh decisions for the tournament have been taken after being aware of the COVID-19 situation following FIFA’s recent successful visit to India. Goa and Navi Mumbai are already international tournaments. Bhuvneshwar is becoming the new sports powerhouse.