COVID-19 Alert: FIFA Puts Off U-17 Women’s World Cup In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be held in Bhubaneswar and four other venues in India in November was postponed on Saturday by the world governing body of football due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic.

Besides Bhubaneswar, the showpiece event was to be held in Kolkata, Guwahati, Ahmedabad and Navi Mumbai from November 2-21.

The decision was taken by the FIFA-Confederations working group which was recently established by the Bureau of the FIFA Council to address the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, India Today reported.

The working group decided to “postpone the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020 — originally scheduled for November 2020. New dates will be identified,” FIFA said in a statement.

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