CANCELLED: FIFA’s Under 17 And Under 20 Women World Cup Called Off


KAMPALA, Uganda|SHIFTMEDIA| The 2020 FIFA U17 and U20 Women’s World Cup tournaments have been called off due to the impact of COVID-19 on football events.

The FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup was initially supposed to be hosted in India in November this year, but with the outbreak of COVID-19, FIFA decided to push it to February next year.

However, India communicated that they would not be able to host the aforementioned tournament because of the spread of COVID-19.

“Since the previous decision earlier this year to reschedule both tournaments to early 2021, FIFA has been consulting with all stakeholders – including the host member associations, participating member associations and confederations – to continuously monitor the situation in relation to the pandemic, in particular with regard to any potential impact on the overall welfare and safety of age-group players and participants.”

“As part of this extensive consultation process and the “health and safety first” approach FIFA has taken, further major concerns in several areas were also raised by stakeholders during this process in relation to the hosting of age-group tournaments scheduled for 2020.”

FIFA has instead indicated that tournaments will be hosted in 2022 with Costa Rica & Panama and India maintained as the hosts for U20 and U17 Women’s World Cup tournaments respectively.

The Uganda U17 Women’s National Team was supposed to play against Cameroon in the final hurdle to determine the teams that would represent Africa.

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