Mumbai to host Women’s Football Championship

The WIFA Women’s tournament will be played at the Cooperage ground in the city from June 23. The finals are scheduled to be played on July 8.

The teams have been divided into two groups of four teams each and will initially play on a round-robin league basis (Representational Image).   -  Nissar Ahmad

Eight teams, two each from Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur and Nagpur, will be participating in the WIFA Women’s Football Championship, being organised here as part of the FIFA-AIFF State Development Project.

The tournament will be played at the Cooperage ground in the city from June 23. The finals are scheduled to be played on July 8, a statement said.

Mumbai will be represented by former MDFA champions Bodyline SC and Aadhar Pratishtan, while the teams from Pune include Pune City FC and United Pooja SA. KSA Women’s FC and Poddar International are the teams participating from Kolhapur, while Tulip FC and Pirpude FC are representing Nagpur in this competition, it said.

The teams have been divided into two groups of four teams each and will initially play on a round-robin league basis. The two top teams from each group will qualify for the semi-finals to be played on July 7.

WIFA will also conduct the FIFA ‘Live Your Goals’ women’s grassroots leaders’ course from between July 6-8.

The groupings

Group-A: Bodyline SC, United Poona SA, Poddar International, Tulip FC.

Group-B: Pune City FC, KSA Women’s FC, Aadhar Prathisthan, Tirpude FC.