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India to host FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020

By virtue of being the host country, India will enter the tournament for the first time in history. Back in 2017, India had also hosted the Under-17 Men’s FIFA World Cup.

football Updated: Mar 15, 2019 23:49 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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By virtue of being the host country, India will enter the tournament for the first time in history. (Twitter)

India will host the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, FIFA confirmed in a statement on Friday. This comes as a great opportunity for the Indian women team to leave a lasting impression on a global stage.

Spain are the defending champions while New Zealand and Canada finished third and fourth respectively. The development comes after India played hosts to FIFA U-17 men’s World Cup.

Javier Ceppi, the U-17 men’s World Cup tournament director congratulated India after being declared the hosts for the event. He put out a tweer saying: “amazing news for India and the women’s game”.

By virtue of being the host country, India will enter the tournament for the first time in history. Back in 2017, India had also hosted the Under-17 Men’s FIFA World Cup.

Currently, the Indian women’s national team is taking part in the SAFF Women’s Championship where it kicked off its campaign with a resounding 6-0 win over Maldives at the Sahid Rangashala Stadium on Wednesday.

First Published: Mar 15, 2019 23:37 IST