New schedule for FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup announced

Host nation India will play all its FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup group stage matches at Guwahati on February 17, 20 and 23.

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The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup will be India's second tryst with hosting a major FIFA event, having hosted the U-17 Men's World Cup in 2017.   -  Twitter @IndianFootballTeam

The fresh schedule for the 2021 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in India from 17 February to 7 March next year, was released on Tuesday.

The tournament, which was earlier scheduled to take place in November 2020, was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Five cities, namely Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Kolkata and Navi Mumbai have already been confirmed as the host cities for the tournament and will host the 32 matches involving sixteen teams.

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Following the confirmation by the Bureau of the FIFA Council in May 2020 of the new tournament dates, the opening match will take place in Guwahati on February 17 with the champion set to be crowned at the final in Navi Mumbai on March 7.

The quarterfinals will take place in Ahmedabad, Navi Mumbai, Bhubaneswar and Kolkata on February 27 and 28 respectively. The two semifinals will be held simultaneously on March 3 in Navi Mumbai and Bhubaneswar.

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India, which will be making its debut at the tournament, will play all its group stage matches at Guwahati on February 17, 20 and 23.

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