The women’s Under-17 World Cup, scheduled for the month of November in India, has been temporarily suspended as a result of the Covid19 pandemic.
FIFA reported that the tournament which is to be played in five cities across the country, will commence on February 17, 2021.
India is looking to boost its international standing as a host of top sporting events after holding the men’s Under-17 World Cup in 2017.
“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 organising 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.