Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has announced new dates for the U17 Women World Cup.
The tournament that was slatted for November 2020 has been pushed to February/March 2021.
With the host nation-India not changes, it will now take place between February 17 and March 7.
Initially, it was to be played between November 2 -21 but due to travel restrictions in several countries due to the COVID-19, FIFA was forces to postpone the under age tournament.
The eligibility criteria for the players set to be involved, remains unchanged with only players born on or after 1 January 2003 and on or before 31 December 2005 will be allowed to take part.
The development was confirmed through a statement on several Fifa Media.
Uganda is still trying to qualify for the above tournament and they are into the last round of qualification.
The team that is coached by Ayub Khalifa defeated Tanzania 6-2 on aggregate in the last phase of qualification to set up a date with Cameroon in the next round.
Uganda will host the first leg in Kampala at a date yet to be announced but believed to be later this year, before playing the second leg away in Yaunde-Cameroon.
The other two qualification ties will see Ghana taking on rivals Nigeria while South Africa will face Morocco.
The U-17 Women’s World Cup will be played in India.
Other changes that were announced include the rescheduling of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup which will now be held between 20th January – 6th February 2021 in Costa Rica and Panama.
The dates were confirmed after taking into account the time needed to complete the UEFA, CONCACAF, CAF, OFC, and CONMEBOL qualification tournaments as well as the best possible conditions in the country to host a successful FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.