COVID-19 fear: FIFA postpones U-17 women's WC in India
Zurich/IBNS: Football's world governing body-FIFA- on Friday announced its decision of postponing FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup, which was scheduled to be played in India in November, due to the current world scenario amid COVID-19 outbreak.
The virus, which is believed to have originated from China, has now hit nearly all the countries around the globe.
In a statement, FIFA said: " To postpone the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Panama/Costa Rica 2020 - originally scheduled for August/September 2020 - and the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020 - originally scheduled for November 2020."
"New dates will be identified," it said.
The World Cup was scheduled to be held in India in five major venues: Kolkata, Guwahati, Bhubaneswar, Ahmedabad and Navi Mumbai.
The tournament was scheduled to be held from Nov 2 to 21.
India was scheduled to play in the 16-team tournament as hosts.
It would have been India's maiden appearance in the U-17 Women's World Cup.