India has been appointed host of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022, the Bureau of the FIFA Council announced on Tuesday.

The competition, which was originally due to take place in 2020, was rescheduled to 2021 earlier this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Moreover, the council has also appointed Costa Rica as the host of the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Following due considerations of the situation, taking into account of all stakeholders and based on the recommendations of the the FIFA-Confederations COVID-19 Working Group, both the 2020 editions of the two women’s youth tournaments have been cancelled and that the hosting rights for the 2022 editions be offered to the countries that were due to host the 2020 editions.

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