FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in India to be held from 17 February to 7 March in 2021
The postponed FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in India was on Tuesday rescheduled to next year from 17 February to 7 March after the world body made a 'thorough assessment' of the situation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The postponed FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in India was on Tuesday rescheduled to next year from 17 February to 7 March after the world body made a "thorough assessment" of the situation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
AIFF and LOC Official Statement on the announcement of new dates for FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup: February 17 - March 7, 2021
— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) May 12, 2020
The tournament was originally scheduled to be held from 2 to 21 November this year but was postponed last month due to the coronavirus outbreak, which brought global sports activities to a grinding halt.
FIFA announced that the tournament will keep its original eligibility criteria and allow "players born on or after January 1, 2003 and on or before December 31, 2005" to compete.
"Following a thorough assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent recommendations made by the FIFA-Confederations COVID-19 Working Group, the Bureau of the FIFA Council has taken the decision to confirm the proposed new tournament dates, subject to further monitoring," the FIFA said in a statement.
The event will be competed among 16 teams across five venues.
The National Basketball Players Association has not mandated to players that they be vaccinated, despite the NBA's hope that would be the case.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said that with these additions, the tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 7,35,770, while the death toll climbed to 16,033.
Health officials in China said this week that more than one billion people, or 72 percent of the country's 1.4 billion citizens, have been fully vaccinated.