Gianni Infantino, the President of International Football Federation (FIFA) announced that India will host the U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020.The 2020 World Cup will be the seventh edition of the U-17 Women’s tournament. The announcement was made during the FIFA Council meeting in Miami, USA.
The U-17 Women’s World Cup will be the second FIFA tournament that India will be hosting, the first was the U-17 Men’s World Cup held in 2017.
The bidding process for the U-17 Women’s World Cup tournament began in 2018. India had bid for the tournament then. France also expressed interest to host the tournament. Besides the U-17 Women’s WC, India had also expressed interest in hosting the U-20 Women’s World Cup.
The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup is an international association football tournament for female players under the age of 17. It is organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The tournament is held in even-numbered years. The first U-17 women’s tournament was held in 2008. It was hosted by New Zealand.