The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has cancelled the next edition of the FIFA U-17 and U-20 Women’s World Cups, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This was confirmed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), in a letter from the world football governing body dated Sunday November 20 2020.
FIFA cited the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has ravaged the world, as the reason for the cancellation.
“We regret to inform you that due to the worldwide situation that was strongly affected by the COVID 19 as well as the difficulties all confederations are facing to complete the qualifiers phase, FIFA decided to cancel both the U17 & U20 Women’s World Cups -2020.”
“Consequently, the phases of all the continental qualifiers are as well canceled. All member associations affiliated to CAF are kindly requested to take note,” the statement reads.
The FIFA women U-20 World Cup, 10th edition was initially scheduled for August/September 2020 in Costa Rica, but it was postponed to January and February 2021.
The U-17 Women’s World Cup to be hosted in India was shifted from 21st of November 2020, to April 2021, but both tournaments are now officially off.
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