Coronavirus Force FIFA To Postpone Women’s Under-17 World Cup

Coronavirus Force FIFA To Postpone Women’s Under-17 World Cup

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association [FIFA] has postponed the women's Under-17 World Cup which was scheduled to hold in India in November.

According to the World football governing body, it's now happening in February 2021, adding to a growing list of sporting events hit by the Coronavirus pandemic.

The tournament which was to be played in five cities across the country will now start February 17, FIFA 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 announced new dates for this year's U-20 Women's World Cup in Costa Rica and Panama. It will now be scheduled for January 20 to February 6, 2021.

The 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Lithuania has also been postponed till September 12 next year.

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As for the 70th FIFA Congress which was due to be held in Addis Ababa, it will run as an online event on September 18.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

Oseg has been a writer since 2013. His passion for helping people in all aspects of sports flow through in the expert coverage he provides in writing for GoalBall.