Cabinet approves signing of guarantees for hosting the U-17 FIFA Women’s World Cup

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The Union Cabinet on 14 September 2022 approved the signing of guarantees for hosting the FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) Under-17 Women’s Football World Cup 2022 in India.


  • The World Cup will take place from 11th to 30th October 2022, in Bhubaneshwar, Navi Mumbai and Goa.
  • This seventh edition of the biennial youth tournament will be the first FIFA women's competition to be hosted by India.

  • In 2017, India hosted the FIFA U-17 Men's Football World Cup.

Financial Inclusion :

  • All India Football Federation (AIFF) has been sanctioned a financial outlay of Rs 10 crore for the maintenance of the playground, spectator capacity in the stadium, energy and cable laying and branding of the ground and training venue, etc.

Objectives :

  • Increasing the representation of women in football leadership and decision-making

  • Motivating more and more girls to play football in India

  • Advocating gender-inclusive participation by generalizing the concept of equal play from a young age

FIFA Tournament :

  • Organized by FIFA, the FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup is the world championship for female players aged 17 or below 17.

  • The event started in 2008. 

  • The sixth edition of the event was held in Uruguay from 13 November to 1 December 2018.

  • Spain is the current champion of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

  • FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup India 2022 will be the 7th edition of the tournament in which 16 teams including India will participate.

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