The World football governing body, FIFA has postponed the women’s Under-17 World Cup to February 2021. The game was earlier scheduled to hold November 2020 in India. This is the latest of the growing list of sporting events hit by the Coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 Tokyo Olympic games was long postponed to July 2021 due to the pandemic.
The women’s Under-17 World Cup to be played in five cities across the country, will now start February 17, football’s governing body said.
“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 local organizing committee said after the FIFA announcement.
FIFA also unveiled new dates for this year’s U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica and Panama. It will now be played from January 20 to February 6, 2021.
The 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Lithuania has been pushed back to September 12 next year.
For the 70th FIFA Congress, which was due to be held in Addis Ababa, it will run as an online event on September 18.