India is set to host its first-ever FIFA women’s tournament when 16 teams travel to the country for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022 in October.
Following the end of the UEFA Women’s Under-17 Championship earlier this month, three European countries have joined the hosts, India, China PR, Japan, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Colombia in the composition of FIFA teams. U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022. There are three more places up for grabs which will be contested among CAF member associations – Cameroon, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana and Morocco.
Teams will be made aware of their opponents during the official draw for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022 in Zurich on June 24, 2022.
UEFA Women’s Under-17 Championship winners – Germany and runners-up – Spain had already confirmed their trip to India after reaching the final. Meanwhile, France booked their place in the tournament after beating the Netherlands in the third-place play-off.
While the Brazilian and Colombian teams showed their excitement about traveling to India on social media, French coach Cécile Locatelli, speaking from her team’s perspective, said: “Participating in a The World Cup is great for the players. Just look at the World Cup we won in 2012 – a lot of players are now representing us at full international level. It’s a great experience, and for the staff and the coaches, it’s is a very good competition to learn how to develop young players.”
Canadian player Clare Logan also shared her excitement about participating in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022: “We are all delighted to have qualified. We will continue to work hard on and in off the pitch to seize the incredible opportunity we have before us to play at a FIFA World Cup.”
The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022™, which will take place in Bhubaneswar, Goa and Navi Mumbai, will be played from 11 to 30 October 2022.