India is all set to host the FIFA U-17 Women’s world cup in 2020. The decision to award the rights to India was decided at the FIFA council meeting that was hosted in Miami on Friday.
“CONFIRMED: @IndianFootball will host the 2020 #U17WWC in #India,” read a tweet by FIFA Women’s World Cup.
— FIFA Women's World Cup ?? (@FIFAWWC) March 15, 2019
All India Football Federation president Praful Patel also confirmed the news, saying organizers would ensure to make the event a “grand success.”
“A very proud moment and an honor that our country #India and #AIFF has been approved as the host of #FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020. We will strive to make it a grand success,” he tweeted.
By virtue of being the most hist country, India will also take part in this prestigious tournament for the very first time in its history. this is the second FIFA that is scheduled to take place in India after it hosted the FIFA under-17 Men’s world cup in the year 2017.