The decision was taken at the FIFA Council meeting in Miami.
“We have decided that India will host the next U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020,” said FIFA president Gianni Infantino after the FIFA Council met in Miami.
This will be the second FIFA tournament that India will host, after hosting the U-17 Men’s World Cup in 2017.
“CONFIRMED: @IndianFootball will host the 2020 #U17WWC in #India ,” FIFA women’s world cup tweeted.
Indian Football team tweeted, “We are delighted to announce that India has been confirmed as the host of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020. #ShePower #BackTheBlue #IndianFootball.”
Javier Ceppi took to Twitter after the news was confirmed and expressed his happiness.
“@IndianFootball will host the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2020. Amazing news for India and the women’s game!!!” Ceppi tweeted.
Besides India, France had also expressed interest to host the tournament.
The 2020 FIFA will be the 7th edition of U-17 Women’s World Cup.