Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
Kuala Lumpur: India will host the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2020, FIFA announced on Friday.
"We are delighted to announce that India has been confirmed as the host of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in 2020," President Gianni Infantino said after the FIFA Council meeting in Miami, USA on Friday,
This will be the second FIFA tournament India will be hosting, after the U-17 Men's World Cup in 2017.
All India Football Federation General Secretary Kushal Das told Indian media: "We are thankful to FIFA for giving the right to host the U-17 Women's World Cup. This will raise the profile of women's football in the country.
"We have been giving a lot of emphasis on the development of women's football in the country. So we bid for the U-17 Women's World Cup and now we have got it."