The AIFF has proposed holding of the competition matches in three venues- Bhubaneshwar, Navi Mumbai and Goa.
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the signing of guarantees for hosting Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Under-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 in India. The World Cup is scheduled to be held in India between 11th and 30th October this year and will be the first-ever FIFA women’s competition to be hosted by India.
As per the report, the financial outlay of Rs 10 crore assistance to All India Football Federation (AIFF) for field of play maintenance, stadium power, energy and cabling, stadia and training site branding besides other will be met from the budgetary allocation for the Scheme of Assistance to National Sports Federations (NSFs).
Union Minister for Youth and Sports Anurag Thakur said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made every effort to promote sports. The Government of India bears the entire cost of accommodation, food and training (in the country and abroad) of the players selected through the Target Olympic Podium Scheme.
It was said that the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022 has potential to strengthen women’s football in the country. Carrying on the positive legacy from the FIFA Under 17 Men’s World Cup 2017, the nation is preparing for a seminal moment for women’s football when the best young female footballers from across the world will be showcasing their skills to lift the coveted trophy. Following objectives have been contemplated in order to leave behind a positive legacy.
The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup is the world championship for female players under or upto the age of 17, organized by FIFA. The event started in 2008 and is traditionally held in even-numbered years. The 6th edition of the event was held in Uruguay from 13th November to 1st December, 2018. Spain is the current champion of FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup. FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022 will be the 7th edition of the tournament in which 16 teams, including India, will participate.
The AIFF has proposed holding of the competition matches in three venues- Bhubaneshwar, Navi Mumbai and Goa. India successfully hosted the FIFA Under-17 Men’s World Cup India-2017 at six different venues namely New Delhi, Guwahati, Mumbai, Goa, Kochi and Kolkata in the country from 6th to 28th October, 2017.