KOLKATA, Nov 26: An eight-member FIFA delegation led by Oliver Vogt is visiting India from November 26 to December 1 for an official FIFA inspection to evaluate the progress and preparations for the FIFA U-17 Womens World Cup India 2020.
Ahead of the inspection, Project Lead of FIFA U-17 Women�s World Cup India 2020, Vogt addressed the media in Kolkata and said: �We are very happy to be in India to start the inspection. It is great to be here, and we are looking forward to seeing how things are shaping up. We saw the potential of football in India in 2017 with the men�s edition, and understand how big a success it was here in Kolkata.
�We are confident that every stakeholder will work hard to ensure the FIFA U-17 Women�s World Cup India 2020 is a success and that the tournament also makes its mark in the history of women�s football. In this visit, besides the infrastructure of the stadium and training sites, we are interested to see the plans that the different venues have for the further development of women�s football in the country�.
�It is great to be back at this iconic stadium, which put its name in history in 2017. The active involvement of the Hon�ble CM and the Government of West Bengal was crucial in the success in 2017. Given this is a women�s tournament, and Hon�ble CM�s enthusiasm towards empowerment of women, we�re confident of similar support for the FIFA U-17 Women�s World Cup as well. That will be key in creating the same experience for the fans and the teams in Kolkata,� added Tournament Director of the Local Organising Committee, Roma Khanna. � IANS