Kuala Lumpur, March 26: Navi Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Bhubaneswar were finalized as three venues for the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup football tournament to be hosted by India on Friday.
India is hosting the Premier Continental tournament next year from 20 January to 6 February. India will also host the next edition of the FIFA Women’s Under-17 World Cup in 2022.
Dato Windsor John, Secretary General of the Confederation of Asian Football (AFC), said: “Women’s football in Asia is world-class, and the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and LOC have selected exceptional venues, which will be a true spectacle in stature. Of the tournament.
DY Patil Stadium (Navi Mumbai), Transstedia (Ahmedabad) and Kalinga Stadium (Bhubaneswar) will host matches.
“The AFC is grateful to the AIFF, the LoC and the three host cities for their dedication and we believe the tournament will serve as a catalyst to take up women’s football in India, which continues the significant struggle, all the more. In the coming years for the fight, “John said.
“We applaud them for their vision and wish AIFF and LOC great success to showcase their ability to make AIFF and LOC a successful international showpiece in their ambitions.”
AIFF President and FIFA Council member Praful Patel said: “We are excited to start the new year with the AFC Women’s Asian Cup. Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar and Navi Mumbai have done a lot of work to upgrade their football infrastructure is.
“While we have seen Navi Mumbai perform brilliantly for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in 2017, we are taking the game to new places through two women’s tournaments next year with Bhubaneswar and Ahmedabad, which is really Is encouraging for our overall football ecosystem. ”
The qualifiers for the tournament will be held in centralized venues from September 13 to 25, with the draw taking place at AFC headquarters here on May 27.
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