FIFA U17 WWC 2020: Ajinkya Rahane to launch the official emblem of event in Mumbai
Xtra Time Web Desk: Indian test vice captain Ajinkya Rahane will formally launch the official emblem of the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup 2020 in Mumbai on November 02. The glittering function will be staged at the iconic Gateway of India in the presence of Mr Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, AIFF President Praful Patel, Ajinkya Rahane and Sarai Bareman, Chief Women Football Officer, FIFA.
The tournament will be staged across four cities in India with Goa, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswhwar, Kolkata and Navi Mumbai being the shortlisted ones. It is learnt from reliable sources that Bhuvneshwar has already got the nod from FIFA officials who visited the Kalinga stadium a month back. With Bhuvneshwar getting the nod, Kolkata might lose the right to host any matches. The four venues are yet to be finalized though. The Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata staged one of the semi finals as well as the final of the FIFA U17 World Cup in 2017.
India won the bid to host the FIFA U17 WWC 2020 ahead of Armenia and France. The tournament will be staged from November 02 -21