Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
Costa do Sauipe: The FIFA Executive Committee has decided to give the hosting rights of the 2016 FIFA Women's U-17 World Cup to Jordan on Thursday.
HRH Prince Ali bin Hussein, FIFA Vice President and President of Jordan Football Association, hailed FIFA’s historic decision by releasing a statement after the decision was made in Costa do Sauipe.
"By granting Jordan the honour of hosting this tournament, FIFA is investing in football development that would have immeasurable positive impact on the progress of women’s football not only in Jordan, but also across the region," said HRH Prince Ali.
"Jordan, from its people to its public and private sectors, has set its heart on embracing this opportunity. We are very appreciative to FIFA for their support and we hope to deliver an outstanding U-17 Women’s World Cup that sets the bar for FIFA events in the Middle East and makes both FIFA and Jordanians proud," he added.
Jordan is an emerging nation in women’s football as their national team has been qualified in the finals of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2014 for the first time in their history.