FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup postponed in India, to be held in 2022

India canceled the Under-17 Women's World Cup and handed it the right to host 2022.

18th November, 2020

A sports event has been postponed because of a Corona virus infection. After the T20 World Cup of cricket, Corona has also been hit on the Under 17 Women's World Cup football tournament to be held in India. FIFA, the global body of football, canceled the Under-17 Women's World Cup played in India in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic and handed it the right to host 2022.

The tournament was postponed to 2021 due to Corona virus. The decision was taken by a FIFA Council bureau that assessed the impact of the current Covid-19 epidemic on global football. According to FIFA, the inability to postpone these tournaments (Under-17 Women's and Under-20 Women's World Cups) further canceled the 2020 phase of both age groups on the recommendations of the FIFA Confederation Working Group set up for Covid-19. Along with doing this, he was given the right to hold the next event.

The FIFA-Confederation Covid-19 Working Group canceled the Under-17 Women's World Cup as well as the Under-20 Women's World Cup 2020 after consulting all stakeholders. The next World Cup of both will be held in 2022, which will be hosted by the current host countries.

After further consultation between FIFA and the respective host member associations regarding the 2022 editions of the tournament, the bureau has assigned Costa Rica to host the FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup 2022 and India to host the FIFA Women's Under-17 World Cup 2022. Earlier in India, this World Cup was scheduled to be held in November this year, but due to Covid-19, it was postponed to February-March next year (2021).

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Reported by:
Pankaj Prasad