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Cabinet authorises signing of guarantees for FIFA Under 17 Women’s WC in India

The signing of the guarantees for hosting the FIFA Under 17 Women’s World Cup in India in 2022 has been accepted by the Union Cabinet, which is presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 is slated to take place in India from October 11 to October 30. The seventh iteration of the biennial youth competition will mark India’s first-ever hosting of a FIFA women’s championship.

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KEY POINTS:

  • The nation is getting ready for a historic time for women’s football, when the top young female footballers from across the world will be demonstrating their skills to lift the prized trophy, continuing the positive legacy from the FIFA Under-17 Men’s World Cup 2017.
  • The budgetary allotment for the Scheme of Aid to National Sports Federations will be used to cover the financial outlay of Rs 10 crore assistance to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) for field of play maintenance, stadium power, energy & cabling, stadium & training site branding, etc.
  • Potentially strengthening women’s football in the nation is the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022. The nation is getting ready for a historic time for women’s football, when the top young female footballers from across the world will be demonstrating their skills to lift the prized trophy, continuing the positive legacy from the FIFA Under 17 Men’s World Cup 2017.
  • At the moment, Spain is the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup champion. The seventh iteration of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will take place in India in 2022 will include 16 nations, including India.
  • Three locations have been suggested by the AIFF for the competition matches, Bhubaneshwar, Navi Mumbai, and Goa. The FIFA Under-17 Men’s World Cup India-2017 was successfully held in India at six different locations.

To leave a lasting legacy, a number of goals have been thought of:

  • First and foremost, increasing the number of women in football leadership positions and decision-making bodies.
  • Encouraging more girls to play football in India.
  • Promoting gender-inclusive participation by mainstreaming the idea of the equal game from an early age.
  • The chance to raise football standards for women in India.
  • Raising the game’s commercial value.

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