India to host the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

Question: The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, to be hosted by India, will be held in-
(a) November, 2020
(b) November, 2019
(c) January, 2020
(d) December, 2020
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, to be hosted by India, will be held from 2nd November, to 21st January 2021.
  • India was announced as the host country in March 2019. This event will be held in four cities across the country.
  • Last month, the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar was provisionally confirmed as a venue, pending FIFA approval.
  • Kolkata, Navi Mumbai, Goa and Ahmedabad are in the running for the other three host cities.
  • Spain is the defending champions, having won the title of the biennial tournament in 2018.
  • India attained automatic qualification to the event on account of being the host.

Links:
https://www.indiatoday.in/sports/football/story/-fifa-u-17-women-s-world-cup-in-india-to-be-held-from-nov-2-to-21-next-year-1598983-2019-09-14
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/sports/bhubaneswar-gets-provisional-clearance-for-fifa-u-17-womens-world-cup-india-2020/articleshow/70861656.cms?from=mdr

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