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Hosting U-17 World Cup can transform women’s game in nation: FIFA official

India staging the U-17 women’s World Cup in 2021 will play a major position in boosting the picture of the game amongst women in the nation, says head of FIFA’s women’s competitions, Sara Booth.

Speaking at an e-summit organised by Football Delhi on Monday, Booth stated Delhi will really feel the “positive impact” of internet hosting a World Cup and lauded the state affiliation’s collaborative effort with the nationwide federation to enhance infrastructure for women’s growth.

India hosted the U-17 males’s World Cup in 2017. Indian participant Dalima Chhibber stated solely a “better culture” can uplift women’s soccer and felt issues had been trying a lot better than what it was earlier than.

“We need to develop the culture of girl’s football at the club level as well as school and college level. Participation of girls in football have significantly grown in Delhi in the last few years and with new competitions more girls will be encouraged to play football which was not the case when I started to play football in Delhi,” stated Dalima.

The Golden League in Delhi has been an eye-opener of types and All India Football Federation’s Sara Pilot stated the improved focus and Football Delhi’s proactiveness was one thing the opposite state associations should undertake. Women’s soccer can solely develop if it received “equal opportunity” like the lads and Sweden’s U-23 nationwide coach Yvonne Ekroth stated a degree taking part in area was the one approach ahead.

That ladies wanted to create area for themselves in each administration and training was emphasised by Lauren Duncan, the supervisor of the nationwide group of South Africa.

“The condition of women’s football in South Africa is pretty similar to India. We need more females in administration and coaching to provide a more comfortable environment to players,” stated Duncan.


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