AIFF’s plan to send India women’s football team to 2027 World Cup endorsed by Sports Ministry, SAI-Sports News , Novi Reporter

AIFF’s plan to ship India girls’s soccer group to 2027 World Cup endorsed by Sports activities Ministry, SAI-Sports activities Information , Novi Reporter

It’s price mentioning that AIFF president Praful Patel had stated that the nationwide girls’s facet can qualify for the FIFA World Cup earlier than the lads’s group does, regardless of the much less consideration given to it.

AIFF's plan to send India women's football team to 2027 World Cup endorsed by Sports Ministry, SAI

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New Delhi: Endeavouring to ship the ladies’s nationwide group to the 2027 FIFA World Cup, the All India Soccer Federation has charted an in depth plan on this regard, which has been “endorsed and supported” by each the Sports activities Ministry and Sports activities Authority of India.

It’s price mentioning that AIFF president Praful Patel had stated that the nationwide girls’s facet can qualify for the FIFA World Cup earlier than the lads’s group does, regardless of the much less consideration given to it.

For some time now, the federation has been working in the direction of all-round improvement of ladies’s soccer within the nation.

“Now we have laid an in depth plan for the (present) U-18 ladies in our try to qualify for the 2027 World Cup. The plan has been endorsed and supported by the Ministry of Sports activities and SAI, for which we keep eternally grateful,” AIFF common secretary Kushal Das informed PTI.

Final December, Patel had stated the AIFF is hoping for the ladies’s group to qualify for the 2027 World Cup. Supporting his view, the sports activities ministry had requested the AIFF to organize a “concrete and actionable” roadmap to work in the direction of the group’s qualification within the 2027 version of the world’s largest soccer occasion for ladies.

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The U-17 girls’s World Cup shall be held in India from 11 to 30 October subsequent yr, the FIFA Council stated final Thursday.

India had been scheduled to host the U-17 World Cup final yr however it was postponed to 2021 earlier than being cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

India can also be scheduled to host the AFC Girls’s Asian Cup in 2022.

“We wish to carry this message to all ladies who aspire to play the game, that the soccer federation stands by them and desires to see them compete on the highest stage,” Das stated.

“We’re assured that the legacy that the U-17 World Cup in 2022 leaves behind, will enable and encourage ladies in India to play extra. That, in itself, will mark a significant shift within the paradigm of sporting tradition in India, and the society total.”

Because the dialogue turned to Indian soccer’s talisman Sunil Chhetri, the federation’s high official was requested whether or not he’s apprehensive if the lads’s group would have the ability to discover a successor for the 36-year-old when he decides to retire.

“Sunil is likely one of the biggest Indian footballers ever, and an inspiration to all generations.

“There are various gifted children within the Indian soccer set-up, a few of whom even Sunil is extraordinarily keen on.

“However expertise alone would not lead you anyplace. The dedication and the sacrifices of a Sunil Chhetri is the way in which ahead for the Apuias, the Udantas, the Thapas, the Sahals, the Brandons, the Manvir’s and all others,” Das stated.

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Worldwide soccer’s second-highest scorer amongst energetic gamers, Chhetri is presently in Doha for the Indian group’s remaining joint 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup Qualifiers.

The group, bolstered by the return of Chhetri, performs its first match on June 3 in opposition to hosts Qatar. The opposite two matches are in opposition to Bangladesh (7 June) and Afghanistan (15 June).

The Indian group, fourth in Group E with three factors, is already out of competition for a World Cup berth however remains to be within the reckoning for the 2023 Asian Cup in China.

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