Modified 18 Feb 2020, 18:17 IST
The stage is about for the future stars of women’s football as the match schedule and host cities for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020 had been unveiled by FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) at the moment, alongside the Official Slogan for the event.
With solely 258 days to go till the motion will get underway, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Kolkata and Navi Mumbai have been confirmed as the 5 host cities for the event. Sixteen groups that includes the rising stars of women’s football will compete throughout 32 matches to elevate the coveted trophy in Navi Mumbai on 21 November.
Following the launch of the Official Emblem in November 2019, the disclosing of the 5 host cities and the match schedule marks a significant milestone for the event as followers within the host cities and throughout India prepare to welcome the future stars and heroes of women’s football.
Honourable Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs (I/C) Shri Kiren Rijiju stated:
“It offers me immense pleasure to congratulate the 5 cities internet hosting the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020. As India prepares to host yet one more FIFA occasion, I look ahead to the help from the entire nation in making this event a rousing success. Our Indian U-17 women’s group shall be enjoying in a FIFA event for the primary time. It is a proud second for the nation and we’ll present all doable help to guarantee its success.”
In one other important announcement, the Official Slogan – Kick Off The Dream™ – was additionally unveiled at a press convention in Delhi at the moment.
Building on the eagerness and pleasure generated by final yr’s FIFA Women’s World Cup™ in France, as nicely as the legacy left by the FIFA U-17 World Cup™ that was hosted by India in 2017, Kick Off The Dream represents a robust message that goals to encourage and encourage each males and ladies in India and past to pursue their goals and assist to kick begin a brand new period of development for women’s football within the nation and world wide.
Sarai Bareman, FIFA Chief Women’s Football Officer, stated:
“Today’s announcement of the match schedule, host cities and Official Slogan for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020 represents a significant second for the event and football followers throughout India and world wide.
“As we glance to construct on the unbelievable success of final yr’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, as nicely as the legacy left by the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017, the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India offers an thrilling alternative, not simply for the event of women’s football, however for followers throughout India and worldwide to watch the following superstars of the women’s sport.
“As the official event slogan, Kick Off The Dream completely captures the aspirational and empowering message for the event as we glance to develop women’s football and use the event as a platform to encourage women of all ages throughout India and world wide.”
Mr Praful Patel, LOC Chairman and FIFA Council member, added:
“The announcement of the match schedule is a crucial second on the highway to the event as we not solely know which cities will host what quantity of matches, however followers can also begin saving the dates for this November. I’m assured that the 5 host cities will do a beautiful job internet hosting the most effective younger footballers on this vital event.”
Roberto Grassi, FIFA Head of Youth Tournaments, stated:
“With 5 host cities and 16 groups enjoying throughout 32 matches, the stage is about for the rising stars on the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020. Tournament preparations are nicely underway and approaching their remaining phases, and we’re excited to work intently with the LOC to convey the event to life. We are assured that India will ship a really spectacular FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup later this yr, whereas offering the gamers with a platform to carry out at their highest stage.”
Roma Khanna, LOC Tournament Director added:
“This is the primary time that an Indian women’s group will participate in a FIFA World Cup. It is a big second for women’s sport within the nation, and in recognition of the thrill, and the hope that this Tournament brings with itself, ‘Kick Off The Dream’ was probably the most becoming selection as the Slogan for us and we hope to kickstart the expansion of women’s football within the nation and ask everybody to be a part of us to realise this dream”.
Group-stage matches shall be performed in 4 host cities (Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati and Kolkata), with the knockout phases additionally happening in 4 cities (Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata and Navi Mumbai). The winners will elevate the trophy on the Dr DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on 21 November.
The key dates for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020 embody:
- Opening match – 2 November
- Quarter-finals – 12 and 13 November
- Semi-finals – 17 November
- third/4th-place playoff & remaining – 21 November
Further info on ticketing shall be announced over the approaching months. Fans wishing to safe their seat for this distinctive event are requested to repeatedly test FIFA.com/tickets.
Published 18 Feb 2020, 18:17 IST
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