AIFF says reprogramming of FIFA U-17 women's WC will not affect preparations

NEW DELHI: All-India Football Federation President Praying patel on Wednesday he said the reprogramming of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in February it will not affect the preparations of the host team, since it was a brief postponement of three months.

The women's age group masterpiece was previously performed in five locations across the country from November 2 to 21, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, the world body rescheduled the tournament from February 17 to March 7.

Fortunately, it has not been a long delay, Patel said during the Executive Committee meeting held online on Wednesday.

I feel that the postponement will not affect the preparation of our team. We were preparing considering November (the window above). But we are on the way to the event, both from the organization side and from the team perspective.

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He said he was in constant contact with FIFA and the Asian Federal Confederation and that everyone hopes that football activities will resume soon.

The Committee also unanimously decided to implement the 'recruitment rule 3 (foreigners) + 1 (Asian)' for I-League matches of the 2020-21 season.

the AIFF dijeron que the organizadores de la Super Liga de la India, FSDL, trabajarán con la federación nacional y presentarán un plan al Comité Ejecutivo sobre el camino a seguir para the jugadores extranjeros en the próximos meses.

" the AIFF Executive Committee recommended this plan be made so that it can be implemented by 2021-22 season," the AIFF said.

" the Committee also felt that as per the AFC regulation of clubs needing to play minimum 27 matches to gain eligibility in the AFC Champions League, clubs playing in ISL need to play more matches not just to adhere to the guidelines, but also for the holistic development of players, and Indian football overall."

Patel también instó al ISL y a the clubes de la I-League a crear un equipo femenino para la Indian Women's League.

El fútbol femenino en la India no puede ser sostenible sin la participación de the clubes, dijo.

the Committee condoled the demise of football legends PK Banerjee, Chuni Goswami, Abdul Latif, Ashok Chatterjee and Rajendra Mohan and observed a minute's silence as a a mark of respect for the departed souls.

It is very sad that we have lost legends to whom Indian Football owes a lot. I place on record my highest appreciation and respect for the contribution of these legendary footballers. We hope that your gameplay and passion for the game continue to guide and inspire. footballers for now and for the future.

Besides Patel, senior vice President Subrata Dutta, General Secretary Kushal Das and FSDL CEO Martin Bain were among those who attended the virtual meeting.