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2022 U-17 Women's World Cup: Bhubaneswar, Goa, Navi Mumbai to host finals, draw on June 24

16:00 WAT 13/04/2022
2022 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup poster
What would have been the 2020 U-17 Women's World Cup is finally set to take place from October 2022

The 2022 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup is set to be hosted by India.

With the 2020 edition of the tournament cancelled, India were appointed as hosts for the 2022 finals of the U-17 World Cup, making this the second FIFA competition to be hosted by the country.

In 2017, India successfully hosted the men's U-17 World Cup which was clinched by England.

When and where will the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup take place?

The 2022 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup will be held in India who will be hosting a FIFA women's tournament for the first time ever. 

This will be the seventh edition of the tournament and will kick off on 11 October 2022 and will end with the final on 30 October 2022.

When and where is the draw for the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup?

FIFA has announced via a statement released on Wednesday that the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup draw will take place in Zurich on 24 June 2022.

Hosts India, and six countries - Brazil, Chile, China PR, Colombia, Japan and New Zealand - have been confirmed for the competition so far and will feature in the draw.

The remaining nine of the 16 teams to battle for gold in the tournament will qualify based on their performances in their respective continental competitions.

The format for the final tournament will feature four groups of four teams each, with the winner and runner-up in each group will progress to the quarter-finals.

2022 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup host cities

The 2022 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup was initially supposed to be played across five host cities. However, following the recent inspection by FIFA director of tournaments, Jaime Yarza, the number of venues was reduced to three. As such, the host cities for the tournament are:

  • Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar

  • DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai

  • Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Goa

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup previous winners

Year

Hosts

Winners

2008

New Zealand

North Korea

2010

Trinidad & Tobago

South Korea

2012

Azerbaijan

France

2014

Costa Rica

Japan

2016

Jordan

North Korea

2018

Uruguay

Spain

2022

India

TBC