Bhubaneswar: As many as eight matches of FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will be played in the state capital Bhubaneswar from February 17 to March 7, next year.
This was announced by the All India Football Federation on Tuesday.
They also released the updated match schedule for the tournament which said that six group-stage matches, one quarter and one semi-final match will be played at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
The tourney will kick-start at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati and the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar with matches in Group A and Group B respectively.
The league matches will be held on February 17, 20 and 23 while quarter-finals will be played on February 28 and semi-finals on March 3. The third-place match and the final will take place in Navi Mumbai on March 7.
Kalinga Stadium is among the five venues where the tournament will be played. The other host cities are Navi Mumbai, Guwahati, Ahmedabad and Kolkata. The five cities will host 32 matches involving 16 teams.
This is the second time India is hosting a FIFA tournament.