Kalinga Stadium Among 3 Host Venues For 2022 Women’s Asian Cup

Bhubaneswar: The DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, TransStadia in Ahmedabad and Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar have been confirmed as host venues for the 2022 Women’s Asian Cup.

The championship will be held from January 20 to February 6, 2022.

Asian Football Confederation (AFC) General Secretary Dato’ Windsor John, said: “Women’s football in Asia is world-class, and the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022TM Local Organising Committee (LOC) have selected exceptional venues that will deliver a true spectacle befitting the stature of the tournament.”

In hosting the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022TM, the AIFF aims to promote widespread development and professionalism of the women’s game in the country while the decision to award the hosting rights to India was anchored in maximising and expanding the reach of women’s football in the continent, a press release said.

AIFF President and FIFA Council Member Praful Patel said: “We are excited to kick off the new year with the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022. Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar and Navi Mumbai have put in a lot of work to upgrade their footballing infrastructure.”

The qualifiers for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022TM is set to take place from September 13 to 25, 2021, in centralised venues with the draw scheduled to be held on May 27, 2021, at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at 3.30 pm (local time).

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