AIFF keen on hosting FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

Given the recent success of the Indian Women's League, Kushal Das added that hosting the tournament could further boost women's football in the country.

“We're gathering details and are working out the possibilities of bidding for the 2020 U-20 Women's World Cup,” AIFF general secretary Kushal Das told Sportstar.   -  PTI

After successfully hosting the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has now expressed its interest to bid for the 2020 U-20 Women's World Cup.

“We're gathering details and are working out the possibilities of bidding for the 2020 U-20 Women's World Cup,” AIFF general secretary Kushal Das told Sportstar.

Given the recent success of the Indian Women's League, Das added that hosting the tournament could further boost women's football in the country.

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India will be seen as a strong contender as it's bid is backed with six FIFA approved stadiums — DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai , the Fatorda Stadium in Goa, Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium, Guwahati's Indira Gandhi Athletic International Stadium, the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi and New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium — which hosted games of the U-17 World Cup.

The bid comes months after AIFF's bid to host the 2019 U-20 Men's World Cup was turned down.

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