FIFA Women’s World Cup Current Affairs - 2020

Under 17 FIFA Women World Cup to begin in 2021

On May 12, 2020, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) have rescheduled FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup. The game was initially to be conducted on November 2, 2020. Now the postponed game is to be conducted between February 17, 2021 and March 7, 2021.

Highlights

India is to host the game in 2021. The dates were confirmed by the governing bodies after considering the fact that enough time is needed to conduct qualification tournaments. The qualification tournaments include UEFA, CAF, CONCACAF, CONMEBOL and OFC. The U-17 tournaments were initially scheduled to be held in 5 cities such as Navi Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Bhubaneshwar and Ahmedabad.

FIFA Women World Cup

The FIFA Women’s World Cup has been taking place since 1991. It has been scheduled once in four years. So far, six countries have hosted women’s world cup. Both China and US have hosted the tournament twice. The other countries that have hosted the tournament includes Germany, France, Sweden and Canada.

FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup postponed to November

The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) or the International Federation of Association Football has postponed the Under-17 Women’s world cup to November 2020.

Highlights

The FIFA Federations decided that the Under-17 and Under-20 Women’s World Cup be postponed. The Under-20 women’s FIFA world cup was planned to be conducted in Panama Costa Rica. The Under-17 Women’s FIFA world cup was scheduled to be conducted in Indian cities such as Guwahati, Navi Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar and Kolkata.

FIFA

FIFA is an international governing body that conducts football, beach soccer and efootball tournaments. It was founded in 1904. The headquarters of the association is located in Zurich, Switzerland.

India and FIFA

The men team of India currently under the captainship of Sunil Chhetri has never participated in the FIFA world cup. After independence in 1947, India qualified for world cup. However, withdrew from the tournament as Indian players were not allowed to play bear foot and also due to expenses. Till today, team is yet to qualify the tournament.

India had qualified for AFC Asian Cup and Olympics.