Venue preparations for postponed FIFA U-17 Women’s WC on track: AIFF

New Delhi, May 27:
All India Football Federation (AIFF) General Secretary Kushal Das today said that the COVID-19 pandemic has failed to hamper the preparations at all the five venues of the postponed FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
“These are unforeseen circumstances, and there have been some setbacks. But three of the five venues had already hosted the U-17 FIFA World Cup in 2017 and they do not require much changes,” Das said in a webinar arranged by Sports Industry Awards (SPIA) Asia.
“Among the other two venues — Bhubaneswar and Ahmedabad — most of the work is on schedule. In Odisha, we have been working closely with the State Government, and also in Ahmedabad. We are quite hopeful that the venues will be ready in time,” he continued.
The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup was initially scheduled to be held from November 2 to 21 this year but now has been postponed to February 17 to March 7, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (PTI)