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FIFA Postpones Women’s Under-17 World Cup To 2021

FIFA President Gianni Infantino addresses the media throughout a press convention following the FIFA Council Conferences in Miami, Florida, on March 15, 2019. RHONA WISE / AFP.

 

The ladies’s Underneath-17 World Cup, resulting from be held in India in November, has been postponed for 3 month, FIFA stated Tuesday, including to a rising listing of sporting occasions hit by the pandemic.

The match, to be performed in 5 cities throughout the nation, will now begin February 17, soccer’s governing physique stated.

India is seeking to increase its worldwide standing as a number of high sporting occasions after holding the boys’s Underneath-17 World Cup in 2017.

“All the host cities have put in a lot of effort and commitment so far, and we are happy that the new dates will allow them to make up for the lost time and provide momentum going forward,” the native organising committee stated after the FIFA announcement.

FIFA additionally unveiled new dates for this yr’s U-20 Ladies’s World Cup in Costa Rica and Panama. It can now be performed from January 20 to February 6, 2021.

The 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Lithuania has been pushed again to September 12 subsequent yr.

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In the meantime, the 70th FIFA Congress, which was resulting from be held in Addis Ababa, can be run as a web-based occasion on September 18.

The coronavirus has introduced worldwide sport to a standstill, however some soccer leagues are restarting — albeit behind closed doorways.

South Korea’s Okay-League got here again to life final Friday and Germany’s Bundesliga soccer championship is to restart this weekend in empty stadiums.

AFP

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