Coronavirus: FIFA postpones U-17 Women’s World Cup

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be held in India in November was on Saturday postponed by the football’s world governing body due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic. The women’s age group showpiece was to be held at five venues in the country from November 2 to 21. The decision was taken by the FIFA Confederations working group, which was recently established by the Bureau of the FIFA Council to address the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The working group, according to a FIFA statement decided to “postpone the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup Panama/Costa Rica 2020 – originally scheduled for August/September 2020 – and the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020 – originally scheduled for November 2020. “New dates will be identified.” The working group includes the FIFA administration and Secretary Generals and top executives from all confederations. It unanimously approved a series of recommendations following its first meeting, which was organised via conference late on Friday. While the tournament itself is five months away but just a few qualifying events have been held so far and the remaining have not been held due to the global health crisis, which has affected more than a million people. Over 50,000 deaths have been caused by the deadly outbreak so far.Tags: COVID-19FIFA U-17 World Cuplast_img

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