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All Group Matches Of India In FIFA U-17 World Cup To Be Held In Guwahati

With India hosting the U-17 Women's FIFA World Cup, organizers plan all group matches of India in Guwahati

FIFA releases the schedule planned for the tournament in 2021 (Photo: Twitter @FIFAWWC)

Women’s sports in our country have evolved in the last decade. Players from many rural areas have come forward to show their talent. The entire world now realizes the potential players India can give to the world. 

The same is the case with Women’s football in India. Nowadays, female players of Indian football perform much better than their male counterparts. Now, fans and stakeholders also hope for a football league of women in our country similar to ISL.

U-17 world cup of FIFA is a golden opportunity for young girls who are passionate about the game. It sets the stage for them to represent their country and play at a greater stage.

India to host Women’s FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2021

India is set to play all their group matches of the women’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup at Guwahati’s Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium after FIFA released the revised schedule for the tournament on Tuesday.

The tournament was earlier scheduled to take place in November 2020. Now, FIFA will be postponing it due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It will now take place from February 17th to March 7th in 2021. 

“We confirm Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Kolkata, and Navi Mumbai as the five host cities for the tournament and they will host the 32 matches involving sixteen teams” FIFA states.

“We will be announcing the host for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 on 25 June 2020. FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2021 will provide football fans in India with a chance to welcome the future world stars and heroes of the women’s game next year,” concludes FIFA in its statement.  India remains optimistic to host the U-17 FIFA world cup in the best manner possible.