FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup postponed to November
The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) or the International Federation of Association Football has postponed the Under-17 Women’s world cup to November 2020.
The FIFA Federations decided that the Under-17 and Under-20 Women’s World Cup be postponed. The Under-20 women’s FIFA world cup was planned to be conducted in Panama Costa Rica. The Under-17 Women’s FIFA world cup was scheduled to be conducted in Indian cities such as Guwahati, Navi Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar and Kolkata.
FIFA is an international governing body that conducts football, beach soccer and efootball tournaments. It was founded in 1904. The headquarters of the association is located in Zurich, Switzerland.
India and FIFA
The men team of India currently under the captainship of Sunil Chhetri has never participated in the FIFA world cup. After independence in 1947, India qualified for world cup. However, withdrew from the tournament as Indian players were not allowed to play bear foot and also due to expenses. Till today, team is yet to qualify the tournament.
India had qualified for AFC Asian Cup and Olympics.
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