India Hosting AFC 2022 Asian Women Cup
General News | Apr-15-2021
India will host the Women's Asia Cup next year i.e. 2022. The tournament will be played from January 20 to February 6. The Asian Football Confederation gave this information on Thursday. There will be 12 teams participating in this tournament. These teams will be divided into four groups and 25 matches will be played within 18 days. Eight teams will enter the quarterfinals. Explain that there were only eight teams in the last season.
The tournament will also be a qualification tournament for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. There will be 32 teams participating in the Women's World Cup with a record five Asian teams with co-hosts Australia. The AFC Women's Asia Cup 2022 qualifiers will be held from 13 to 25 September. Apart from the three highest-ranked teams of last season, Japan, Australia, and China, India have got automatic entry as hosts.
AFC General Secretary Dato Windsor John said, 'Football has grown a lot in the last few years in India. We are sure that the AFC Women's Asia Cup will be a big step in the golden journey of Indian football. This will inspire women footballers of the next generation. The FIFA Under 17 Women's World Cup will also be held in India next year as the tournament in 2020 was canceled due to the Corona epidemic.
All India Football Federation President Praful Patel said, "The AFC Women's Asia Cup will start the season and it will be an important year for Indian women's football as there are two big tournaments to be played in India." India also hosted the AFC Under 16 Championship 2016 and the FIFA Under 17 World Cup 2017.
India is taking the charge of organizing many global sports events. This new responsibility will surely enhance the way western culture and media portray India. India as a country is quite self-sufficient and the world is also understanding the importance of India in international working. We have also set many examples by previously hosted sports events. India is a country of vast possibilities and potential the world is now understanding our ole and now it’s our turn to show the world our real capabilities.
By: Akshit Sharma