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.
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.
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