India will host AFC Women’s Asian Cup in 2022

India is set to stage the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup in 2022, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced this in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The AFC Women’s Football Committee chose India, which will hold the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup later this year, ahead of Chinese Taipei and Uzbekistan.

D Y Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, Trans Stadia Arena in Ahmedabad and Fatorda Stadium in Goa have been selected to host matches at the expanded 2022 Women’s Asian Cup, due to feature 12 teams instead of eight. India hosted the tournament in 1979, when the event was organised by the Asian Ladies Football Confederation (ALFC), a separate body which became part of the AFC in 1986.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • President of AIFFPraful Patel.
  • AIFF founded: 23 June 1937.
  • FIFA affiliation of AIFF: 1948.
  • Headquarters of AIFF: Dwarka, Delhi.

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