LAGOS – Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed that FIFA has cancelled the next edition of FIFA U-17 and U-20 Women’s World Cup tournaments.
The cancellation was confirmed in a letter by CAF to all national associations affiliated to CAF dated December 20, 2020.
The present global situation of the COVID-19 pandemic was given as the major reasons for the cancellation.
“We regret to inform you that due to the worldwide situation that was strongly affected by the COVID 19 as well as the difficulties all confederations are facing to complete the qualifiers phase, FIFA decided to cancel both the U17 and U20 Women’s World Cups -2020.
“Consequently, the phases of all the continental qualifiers are as well canceled. All member associations affiliated to CAF are kindly requested to take note,” the letter reads.
India, it will be recalled was expected to host the next edition of the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in 2021, while Costa Rica on the other hand was given the host rights of the 2022 edition of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.