India to host FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2020 next year

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India will host the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2020 next year, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) confirmed on Friday.

The AIFF had earlier this week announced that it intended to bid for several AFC and FIFA tournaments including the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2021 (Men’s), AFC U-23 Championship 2022 (Men’s), AFC Asian Cup 2022 (Women’s) and the AFC Asian Cup 2027 (Men’s).


India had earlier hosted the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017. England had defeated Spain 5-2 to lift the U-17 World Cup in the final held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata in front of over 66,000 spectators.