In great news for Indian football fans, the country has won the rights to host the upcoming FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which will be held next year.
We are delighted to announce that India has been confirmed as the host of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020 🙌🇮🇳🏆#ShePower #BackTheBlue #IndianFootball— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) March 15, 2019
This also gives the country a direct place in the tournament, making it the first time the team will be participating in U-17 Women’s World Cup.
The news was confirmed by FIFA with a tweet posted on Friday night.
CONFIRMED: @IndianFootball will host the 2020 #U17WWC in #India 🇮🇳. pic.twitter.com/kvRMR80RMO— FIFA Women’s World Cup 🇫🇷 (@FIFAWWC) March 15, 2019
According to sources, India had expressed interest in hosting the tournament after successfully pulling off the men’s version of the same competition in 2017.
@IndianFootball will host the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2020. Amazing news for India and the women’s game!!!— Javier Ceppi (@JavierCeppi) March 15, 2019
The winner of last edition, Spain will be trying to claim the title again as India will be aiming to leave a mark in their first appearance.
FIFA: India to host FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020. pic.twitter.com/p1y67wUlbo— ANI (@ANI) March 15, 2019
This is a great news for Indian football fans and a great chance for our women to put India on the world map.
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