Sports in India have been limited to cricket for years, but the scene is gradually changing. Gone are the days, when fans would only care about cricket, not any other sports. We are not saying that the popularity of cricket has decreased instead we are saying that people have started taking interest in other sports like hockey, football, and Kabaddi.
Now, there is great news for all football lovers in the country. Â India is all set to host upcoming FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup slated to take place in 2020. Yes, you read it, right! India has bagged the rights to host the upcoming prestigious tournament.
The best benefit of this is that India will get a direct place in the upcoming tournament. This is the first time that India is participating in A U-17 Women’s World Cup. It is indeed a proud moment for the country.
FIFA also confirmed this news, as they took to micro-blogging site Twitter to announce it.
After successfully hosting men’s version of the same tournament in 2017, India expressed its interest in hosting Women’s U-17 World Cup 2020.
India would hope to make its presence felt in the upcoming tournament, whereas defending champion Spain would like to retain the trophy once again.
FIFA: India to host FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in 2020. pic.twitter.com/p1y67wUlbo
— ANI (@ANI) March 15, 2019
It is a great opportunity for our women footballers to announce their arrival to the world.