New Delhi: In what turns out to be the biggest news of the year, India has won the bid to host the 2020 U-17 FIFA Women's World Cup. India now has earned a direct spot to the World Cup as the hosts and will play the tournament irrespective of the results at the AFC U-16 Women's Championship.
The massive news has been confirmed by the All India Football Federation (AIFF). The Twitter handle of the AIFF has also confirmed the news.
India had previously hosted the 2017 version of the men's FIFA U-17 World Cup, which was won by England who defeated Spain by 5-2 in the final to lift the title. The 2018 version of the U-17 FIFA Women's World Cup was hosted by Uruguay. Spain is the defending champion of the tournament, who won the tournament by defeating Mexico in the final.
Spain defeated Mexico by 2-1 to lift the trophy. North Korea is the most successful team in the tournament. They have 2 titles to their name. The AIFF had bid to host the tournament in 2018 after successfully hosting the 2017 U-17 FIFA Men's World Cup.
The 2020 U-17 Women's World Cup will be the 7th edition of the tournament.