AIFF works with FIFA for new dates to organize the U-17 Women's World Cup: Pratel Patel

NEW DELHI: The All-India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praying patel on Friday he said that the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the U-17 Women's World Cup is working closely with FIFA to end new tournament dates on the earliest possible timeline.

Taking to Twitter Patel wrote, "I am happy to share that we are working with # FIFA to choose a new and earliest possible timeline to host the U-17 Women's World Cup . The LOC and FIFA are working in close collaboration to finalise new dates keeping health and safety a priority. #U17WWC @IndianFootball @ FIFA WWC."



On April 4, FIFA postponed the U-17 Women's World Cup citing health-related risks of the participating teams, host cities, staff, and visiting fans amid coronavirus pandemic worldwide.

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The coronavirus pandemic has forced many tournaments to be postponed. The Tokyo Olympics 2020 has also been pushed to next year.

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