Bhubaneswar: The stage is set for the future stars of women’s football as the match schedule and host cities for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020 were unveiled by FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC), alongside the Official Slogan for the tournament.
With only 258 days to go until the action gets underway, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Kolkata and Navi Mumbai have been confirmed as the five host cities for the tournament.
Sixteen teams featuring the rising stars of women’s football will compete across 32 matches to lift the coveted trophy in Navi Mumbai on 21 November.
Following the launch of the Official Emblem in November 2019, the unveiling of the five host cities and the match schedule marks a major milestone for the tournament as fans in the host cities and across India prepare to welcome the future stars and heroes of women’s football.
In another significant announcement, the Official Slogan – Kick Off The Dream – was also unveiled at a press conference in Delhi on Tuesday.
Building on the passion and excitement generated by last year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, as well as the legacy left by the FIFA U-17 World Cup that was hosted by India in 2017, Kick Off The Dream represents a powerful message that aims to encourage and inspire both men and women in India and beyond to pursue their dreams and help to kick start a new era of growth for women’s football in the country and around the world.
Group-stage matches will be played in four host cities (Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati and Kolkata), with the knockout stages also taking place in four cities (Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata and Navi Mumbai).
The winners will lift the trophy at the Dr DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on 21 November.