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  Bhubaneswar venue confirmed for FIFA U-17 WWC
BHUBANESWAR,18 Feb 2020 (Team Orisports)

Odisha State Capital Bhubaneswar was today confirmed as one of top five venues of India to play hosts to the FIFA U-17 Women World Cup, scheduled to be held from 2-21 November 2020. Other four venues are: Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Kolkata and Navi Mumbai.

Five Indian cities will host a total of 32 matches involving 16 best youth women teams of the world. The match schedule and host cities were unveiled by FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) at a press conference in Delhi today.

In another significant announcement, the Official Slogan – Kick Off The Dream – was also unveiled. India Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju, FIFA Chief Women Football Officer Sarai Bareman, LOC Chairman and FIFA Council member Praful Patel, FIFA Head of Youth Tournaments Roberto Grassi and LOC Tournament Director Roma Khanna were present on the occasion.

Group-stage matches will be played in four host cities (Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati and Kolkata), with the knockout stages also taking place in four cities (Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata and Navi Mumbai). The winners will lift the trophy at the Dr DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on 21 November.
PHOTO: Kiren Rijiju, Sarai Bareman, Praful Patel, Roberto Grassi and Roma Khanna at the unveiling of the tournament venues and official slogal of the FIFA U17 Women World Cup in New Delhi on 18 February, 2020.



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