- Orissa CM unveils logo for FIFA-U-17 Womens championship.
- FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022 will be held across three venues pan India.
- This is the first time India will be hosting the FIFA womens competition.
Orissa: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik unveiled the logo of FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022 at Kalinga Stadium here on Saturday.
As many as 16 countries will take part in 7th edition of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup scheduled from October 11 till October 30.
India is hosting FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup at three venues — Kalinga Stadium (Bhubaneswar), Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Goa) and DY Patil Stadium (Navi Mumbai). This will be the first FIFA women’s competition to be held in India and the first FIFA competition to be hosted by the state of Odisha.
Interacting with the reporters, Naveen Patnaik said, “Odisha is emerging as a leading sports destination and hosting the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022™️ is a momentous opportunity for our state. The official Host City Logo launch of Odisha is an important milestone which also signifies the progress of women’s football. We are excited to host the best young female footballers from across the world and especially, the Indian team who will be playing all their group stage games at the Kalinga Stadium. As the Indian team makes their first appearance in a FIFA women’s competition, I encourage the people of Odisha to show their support in strong numbers at the stadium.”
The official host city logo of Odisha is a composite that presents the official emblem of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup beside a specially-designed artwork that showcases the rich cultural heritage, vibrant sporting ecosystem and overall splendour of the state.
India will face Morocco and Brazil on October 14 and October 17 respectively at the same venue in Bhubaneswar.