India is organizing the U-17 Women & # 39; s World Cup in 2020. © Twitter
India is organizing the FIFA U-17 Women & # 39; s World Cup in 2020, FIFA confirmed in a statement on Friday. The decision to grant the rights to India was taken at the FIFA Council meeting in Miami. During the meeting, members of FIFA's strategic and decision-making body voted on a number of agenda items that will shape the future of international competitions. With the U-17 World Cup awarded to India, it's a chance of a lifetime for the national women's team to make a mark on & # 39; the world's football card. The women from Spain will defend their title when India hosts the biennial showpiece. Spain beat Mexico in the U-17 Women & # 39; s World Cup in Uruguay 2018 to cancel the prestigious title, while New Zealand and Canada finished in third and fourth place respectively.
The development comes after India hosted the FIFA U-17 men's world cup. Javier Ceppi, the then U-17 tournament director for the World Cup, congratulated India after the development with a tweet: "great news for India and the ladies game".
– Women's FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWWC) March 15, 2019
– Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) March 15, 2019
@ IndianFootball organizes the FIFA U-17 Women & # 39; s World Cup 2020. Great news for India and the women's competition !!!
– Javier Ceppi (@JavierCeppi) March 15, 2019
The India team was eliminated in the group stage of the U-17 World Cup, with their sole goal in the big tournament against Colombia.
England went to seal the U-17 World Cup in India, 2017, with Spain finishing as the number two.
Heavyweight Brazil, devoid of their star Vinicius Jr. finished in third place, while Mali was fourth.