Modified 19 Feb 2020, 18:41 IST
India has been recommended as the primary South Asian hosts for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 by the AFC Women’s Football Committee which met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
It was felt that India, who can even have the experience of hosting the FIFA Women’s Under-17 World Cup later this year, was greatest positioned to maximise the promotion of the ladies’s recreation.
The stadiums proposed by India – D Y Patil Stadium and Trans Stadia Arena – are additionally getting used within the FIFA match. India was the host of the AFC Under-16 Championships in 2016 and the FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017 and the Committee agreed the nation may proceed elevating the requirements of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup.
Chairperson, Mahfuza Akhter Kiron stated: “This is crucial and prestigious competitors in ladies’s soccer in Asia. The final version was a serious step ahead for the ladies’s recreation in Asia. It was performed in Jordan, the primary time a West Asian nation had hosted the occasion. Now we want to construct on that legacy. India presents the most effective alternatives to construct the occasion commercially as properly as rising the worth and India can be dedicated to creating the ladies’s recreation within the nation and whereas all three have been robust bids, India stands out.”
Chinese Taipei and Uzbekistan have been the opposite competing candidates.
The Committee determined that the expanded AFC Women’s Asian Cup – eight to 12 groups – will likely be performed in three teams of 4 with a minimal of 25 matches with eight groups qualifying for the newly launched quarter-finals.
Published 19 Feb 2020, 18:16 IST
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