As India is to host the 2020 U-17 Women’s World Cup, the Fifa team dropped by to inspect the ground of Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. They were there to check the proceedings of the event that is to take place next year. As they inspected the ground for errors, they were not alone. The Fifa representatives were accompanied by the Local Organising Committee ( LOC) of the 2020 Women’s World Cup.
The delegation was satisfied with the results as their Project Lead, Oliver Vogt, expressed his confidence in Bhubaneswar pulling off the event successfully after all the city also hosted the Hockey World Cup.
He said,” We’re very happy to be here because we know Bhubaneswar is a city which is very passionate about sports. You have hosted the Hockey World Cup, and now it’s time to shift to football. If Bhubaneswar is selected as a host city, we’re very confident that the U-17 Women’s World Cup will be a huge success.”
Previously the Fifa-Loc delegation had indicated the grounds of Kolkata and Guwahati, next they are to visit Ahmedabad.
Roma Khanna, the Tournament Director of LOC, also shared her opinion regarding women’s football, “We are extremely pleased and very appreciative of the state government for putting weight behind this initiative. This is a key component for this tournament, and we want to encourage more support to be given for the overall development of women’s football.”