Indian Football

U-17 Women's World Cup: India to play group games in Bhubaneswar; Navi Mumbai to host the final

Arjun Singh Devgan
The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup will be held in India later this year
The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup will be held in India later this year / AFP Contributor/GettyImages
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The FIFA and Local Organising Committee (LOC) on Wednesday announced that the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai will host the finals of the Under-17 Women's World Cup on October 30, while semifinal fixtures will be played in Goa.

India's three group stage games which are scheduled to start on October 11 is set to take place in Bhubaneswar, while the quarter-final round of games will be held on October 21 and 22 following which the semi-finals will be held on October 26. The Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar will see hosts India compete in all three group stage games on October 11, 14 and 17.

"We are extremely grateful to FIFA, our host states and all other stakeholders for their continued support in the aligned vision of uplifting women's football. The launch of the schedule is a significant moment on the road to the historic tournament. The preparations for hosting India's second FIFA competition are progressing as per timelines and we remain confident of delivering a highly successful tournament, one which will provide a platform for future stars of women's football to shine," LOC Project Directors, Ankush Arora and Nandini Arora said in a joint statement.

The FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup is scheduled to take place between October 11 to 30, with the official draw set to take place on June 24th.

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