India to host FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022, which was set to happen this during 2021.
Considering the current worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and its continuing impact on football, the Bureau of the FIFA Council has taken various choices identified with FIFA rivalries, with India being given the facilitating rights for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022.
The 2021 U-17 Women’s World Cup, which was planned to be held in India, has been dropped because of the Coronavirus pandemic. As to FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2020 and FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2020, FIFA said since the previous decision earlier this year to reschedule both tournaments to 2021.
FIFA has been consulting with all stakeholders – including the host member associations, participating member associations and confederations – to continuously monitor the situation in relation to the pandemic, in particular with regard to any potential impact on the overall welfare and safety of age-group players and participants.
“As a result and after careful consideration of the feedback received by the stakeholders combined with the inability to further postpone these tournaments, the FIFA-Confederations COVID-19 Working Group subsequently recommended that the 2020 editions of the two women’s youth tournaments be cancelled and that the hosting rights for the 2022 editions be offered to the countries that were due to host the 2020 editions,” FIFA said in a statement.
“In light of this, and following further consultation between FIFA and the respective host member associations regarding the 2022 editions of the tournaments, the Bureau of the Council has approved Costa Rica as host of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2022 and India as host of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 respectively,” it added.
The journey we have made so far has given our women footballers confidence to compete at the highest level, and we are committed to steering women’s football in the right direction to ensure it achieves the heights it deserves, Local Organising Committee Praful Patel added in a statement.