Like all the major and regular sporting events of World, the scheduled Women’s Under 17 World Cup football event in India has also been postponed.
The event was postponed by FIFA. the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup was scheduled to be held in India in November. The tournament has been postponed due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic across the globe.
India was about to host event at five venues of–Kolkata, Guwahati, Bhubaneswar, Ahmedabad and Navi Mumbai — from November 2-21.
The tournament was to be competed among 16 teams, with hosts India being automatic qualifiers.
It was to be India’s maiden appearance in the U-17 Women’s World Cup.
The decision was taken by the FIFA-Confederations working group which was recently established by the Bureau of the FIFA Council to address the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The working group recommended the Bureau of FIFA Council to “postpone the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup Panama/Costa Rica 2020 – originally scheduled for August/September 2020 – and the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020 – originally scheduled for November 2020.” “New dates will be identified,” FIFA said in a statement.
It was also decided “to create a sub-working group on the women’s international match calendar to consider potential changes to the calendar and dates of postponed FIFA final tournaments”.