New Delhi, Sep 27 : FIFA Women’s Football Regional Consultant Belinda Wilson feels the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which will take place next year in India will galvanize the Indian football.
Earlier, in March FIFA President Gianni Infantino had informed that 2020 U-17 Women''s World Cup will take place in India. It had previously hosted men's U-17 World Cup in 2017.
Belinda said that the tournament, which will be held from November 2 to 21 next year, will "galvanise the whole country, not just on the women's game, but also on the men’s."
"Women's football in India is improving a lot. It has come a long way in a short amount of time. You can see with the investments being made that the game is becoming a better product. I can see there is investment being made at the senior and youth level.
Over the last 10 years, there is a level of consistency achieved in regards to involvement in youth and senior competitions. I hope to see more role models come to light, who will inspire future generations," she said.
"The World Cup will have a huge impact in the country, not just on the women's game but also on the men's. You saw what happened when India hosted the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, and how much it changed the demographics, and direction. I expect the same for the upcoming World Cup as well. You'll see that the host cities will galvanize from within and the rest of the states will follow," Belinda told AIFF. (UNI)