Rs 10 Cr Central Assistance For U-17 Women’s World Cup Venues Bhubaneswar, Goa, Navi Mumbai

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved Signing of Guarantees for hosting the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 to be held in Bhubaneswar, Goa and Navi Mumbai from October 11 to 30.

A financial outlay of Rs 10 crore assistance to All India Football Federation (AIFF) for field of play maintenance, stadium power, energy & cabling, stadia & training site branding etc. will be met from budgetary allocation to National Sports Federations (NSFs).

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The government considers the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022 to have the potential to strengthen women’s football in the country.

Carrying on the positive legacy from FIFA Under-17 Men’s World Cup 2017, the U-17 Women’s WC is posed to be a seminal moment for women’s football as the best young female footballers from across the world will be showcasing their skills on Indian soil.

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The Cabinet has identified following objectives for the tournament to leave behind a positive legacy:

* Increase representation of women in football leadership and decision-making bodies

* Inspire more girls to play football in India

* Advocate gender-inclusive participation by normalising the concept of equal game from a young age

* Opportunity to improve football standards for women in India

* Improve commercial value of women’s game.

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