FIFA-U 17 Women’s World Cup cancelled, India will host 2022 edition

New Delhi: The World football  governing body FIFA announced the cancellation of its women’s youth tournaments  for 2020, awarding the hosting rights of the 2022 editions to those nations. The decision was taken by the Bureau of the FIFA Council which took stock of the current global Covid-19 pandemic and its continuing impact on football.

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FIFA cancelled both the women’s U-17 World Cup and U-20 World Cup which were scheduled to b held in India and Costa Rica respectively but handed both the countries the hosting rights of the 2022 editions.

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Originally scheduled to be held in five venues in India from November 2 to 21, the FIFA U-17 World Cup was pushed to February 17 to March 7 next year due to the pandemic,which has played havoc with sporting calendars worldwide.

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