FIFA has named the dates for two key women’s events for next year that were postponed last month because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The U20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica and Panama that should have taken place in August and September will now start on January 20, 2021, and the U17 Women’s World Cup in India from February 17. FIFA says both tournaments will retain their eligibility rules.
“Following a thorough assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent recommendations made by the FIFA-Confederations COVID-19 Working Group, the Bureau of the FIFA Council has taken the decision to confirm the proposed new tournament dates, subject to further monitoring,” FIFA said
FIFA also confirmed the Futsal World Cup, originally scheduled for September-October this year in Lithuania, has been pushed to September 12 – October 3, 2021.
Meanwhile, the 70th FIFA Congress, which was originally due to take place in Addis Ababa, will be held as an online event on September 18.