By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, Nigeria

Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) have postponed U-17 Women’s World Cup which was scheduled in India.

Women’s U-17 World Cup was to be held at five venues in India from November 2-21.
“New dates will be identified,” FIFA said in a statement.
The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be held in India in November was on Saturday (April 4, 2020) postponed by the football’s world governing body due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic.

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 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,” FIFA said in a statement.

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.

Nigeria Under 17 girls defeated Guinea 11-2 on aggregate before Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) directives to stop all football activities and progressed to the final qualification stage of the tournament where they will face Ghana.

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