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FIFA announce new dates for its U-17 and U-20 Women’s World Cups

FIFA announce new dates for its U-17 and U-20 Women’s World Cups

By Agnes Amondi

World’s football governing body FIFA has now effectively postponed its junior Women’s tournaments, the FIFA U-17 and U-20 World Cups. Both events were scheduled for this year but will now take place in 2021pending the conclusion of continental qualifiers.

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be hosted by India will now take place from 17 February – 7 March 2021 whilst the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup to be co-hosted by Costa Rica and Panama will now kick off from 20 January – 6 February 2021.

The eligibility criteria for both tournaments remain. For the U-17, players born on or after 1 January 2003 and on or before 31 December 2005 will be allowed to compete.

As for the U-20, players born on or after 1 January 2000 and on or before 31 December 2004 will be allowed to compete.

FIFA moved to cancel the mentioned events as the coronavirus pandemic took hold across the globe.

An African football Journalist based in the town of Kabwe, Zambia.

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