Guwahati to Host Opening Ceremony of FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup
GUWAHATI: In the international football arena, Guwahati is fast racing up to occupy a prominent place.
The highest governing body of football in the world-FIFA has selected Guwahati for hosting the grand opening ceremony of the Under 17 Women World Cup slated to take place next year.
The local organising body of the world cup has finalised the Sarusajai Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium for the opening ceremony of the 7th edition of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup which will see participation by 17 national teams.
This is for the first time India is hosting the event since its inception in 2008. The tournament will be held between November 2-21, 2020. The concluding function of the tournament will be held at Navi Mumbai, Guwahati will also be one of the venue for the matches.
The local organizing committee already shortlisted a few cities as the possible venues of the meet and it included Guwahati also.
It may be mentioned here that Guwahati was one of the venue of the U-17 World cup which was held in India in 2017.