India to host FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2022


India will host the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup from October 11 to October 30 next year. The 2020 U-17 World Cup was originally slated for India. However, It was postponed until 2021 before being canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will be the 7th edition of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

The governing body then handed the hosting rights of the 2022 edition to India last November.

A total of 16 teams qualify for the final tournament.

However, Spain are the defending champions, having won their first title in 2018.

India to host FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

India FIFA U-17 Women’s Squad

India women’s U17 team first played their international match at the inaugural edition of AFC U-16 Women’s Championship in 2005. With India set to host the FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup 2022, the U-17 girls gain automatic qualification into the event next year.

Most recently, the team had participated in a three-nation tournament in 2019 against Sweden and Thailand. India came runners-up in the tournament under head coach Thomas Dennerby.

Sweden’s Thomas Dennerby, a name synonymous with women’s football coaching all around the world was roped in as the Head Coach in 2019. The UEFA Pro Diploma holder comes with a rich coaching experience of 30 years.

He guided Sweden Women’s National Team to a third-place finish in the FIFA World Cup in 2011 and a quarterfinal spot in the 2012 London Olympics.

His last assignment was with the Nigerian Women’s National Team, coaching the Super Falcons to the 2019 FIFA World Cup. Dennerby also helped the Nigerian women win the AWCON 2018. Coach of the Year in Nigeria was given to him in 2018.

India has hosted the U-17 World cup in 2017

India hosted the FIFA U-17 Men’s World Cup in 2017.

Throughout the competition, fans flocked to the six host stadiums, with over a million people tuning in to watch. A total of 52 matches were played, with the final – in which England came back from a two-goal deficit to defeat Spain – providing a fitting conclusion. In the process, the Young Lions etched their names into history by winning the title for the first time.

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