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FIFA called off the U-20 Women's 2020 World Cup amid COVID-19.

FIFA decided to cancel the 2020 editions of FIFA U-17 and U-20 World Cups and directly hold it in 2022.

FIFA decided to cancel the 2020 editions of FIFA U-17 and U-20 World Cups and directly hold it in 2022.FIFA had taken safety as its major concern and had postponed the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. After COVID-19 forced the tournament to be halted in March 2020, FIFA had decided to push the 2020 editions of the FIFA U-20 and U-17 Women’s World Cup to 2021.

However, FIFA consulted with the host members of both age-group(Costa Rica and India), participating member associations, and confederations about the challenges of staging the tournaments. The concerns raised included preparation time, the safety and well-being of the young players.

After discussion, the ‘FIFA Confederations Working Group’ recommended calling off both the age-group Women’s World Cups and directly holding the next edition of the events in 2022 (age-group World Cups are held every two years). FIFA also added that the hosting rights for the 2022 editions be offered to the countries that were due to host the 2020 editions(Costa Rica and India).

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