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FIFA broadcasts official draw date for U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022



New Delhi [India], April 13 (ANI): With six months to go till the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022, FIFA has introduced Bhubaneswar, Goa, and Navi Mumbai because the host cities for the event in addition to confirmed that the draw for the event will happen in Zurich, Switzerland on June 24.

Following the cancellation of the 2020 version of the event as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, FIFA, the All India Football Federation (AIFF), and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) have additionally confirmed the up to date Host Cities for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 after enterprise a complete overview and session course of.

In order to make sure the protection of the gamers concerned and the opposite members within the event, Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Stadium, Goa’s Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and Navi Mumbai’s DY Patil Stadium have been introduced because the three venues that can welcome a number of the brightest rising skills and future stars of girls’s soccer later this yr.

Sarai Bareman, FIFA Chief Women’s Football Officer, stated: “With qualifying ongoing around the world, we are very excited to announce the date of the draw, as well as confirm the three Host Cities for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022.””Following the recent FIFA visit to India, this is an important step forward and marks the start of the final countdown towards the tournament. We would like to thank the AIFF, the LOC and all the stakeholders for their support throughout the last two years as we have dealt with the evolving nature of the pandemic,” stated Bareman.

“We look forward to continuing our work together as preparations gather pace over the final six months and to delivering what will be an exciting and hugely important tournament for India and the overall development of women’s football throughout the world,” he added.

Praful Patel, the LOC chairman, AIFF President and FIFA Council member, stated: “The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022 host states – Maharashtra, Goa and Odisha – share our excitement and enthusiasm about leaving behind a lasting legacy while shining a celebratory light on India’s culture, diversity and love for the beautiful game.””Following FIFA’s recent successful visit to India, remaining cognizant of the evolving Covid-19 situation, the new footprint for the tournament was decided upon. While Goa and Navi Mumbai have already displayed considerable expertise in hosting international tournaments, Bhubaneswar, an upcoming sporting powerhouse, perfectly aligns with the values of growth and development of this youth tournament,” he added.

“We are now eagerly awaiting the next major milestone, the official draw, which will set the definitive path to ultimate glory for the participating nations,” stated Patel.

Apart from hosts India, six nations – Brazil, Chile, China PR, Colombia, Japan and New Zealand – have been confirmed for the competitors thus far and are certain to characteristic within the draw on June 24. With a complete of 16 groups set to contest the event, spots are nonetheless up for grabs in a number of confederations.

FIFA and LOC have additionally introduced {that a} complete of 116 girls have acquired their E Licence soccer teaching certificates by way of the youth event’s legacy initiative, the Coach Education Scholarship Programme, which they’re leveraging to strengthen the grassroots of girls’s soccer in India.

Further particulars about different soccer growth occasions and actions across the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022, together with a Football For All carnival later this month, shall be introduced quickly. (ANI)