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FIFA postpones Women’s Under-17 World Cup

The qualifying tournament for next year’s Women’s World Cup has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event, featuring 10 teams, including Ireland was due to take place in Sri Lanka from 3-19 July.

India is looking to boost its international standing as a host of top sporting events after holding the men’s Under-17 World Cup in 2017.

FIFA unveiled new dates for this year’s U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica and Panama. It will now be played from 20 January to 6 February, 2021.

The 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Lithuania has been pushed back to 12 September next year.

Meanwhile, the 70th FIFA Congress, which was due to be held in Addis Ababa, will be run as an online event on September 18.  

Coronavirus has brought international sport to a standstill, but some football leagues are restarting – albeit behind closed doors.

There will be no cricket in England and Wales until at least July.

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