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AIFF FIFA meeting: Shaji Prabhakaran says AIFF focused on conducting FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

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AIFF FIFA meeting: All India Football Federation (AIFF) general secretary Shaji Prabhakaran said on Thursday that the immediate aim of the organization is to succeed…

AIFF FIFA Meeting: All India Football Federation (AIFF) general secretary Shaji Prabhakaran on Thursday said the immediate aim of the organization is to organize the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup while realistic plans are being made to take care of Indian football. Follow Indian football updates with InsideSport.IN

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AIFF FIFA meeting: Secretary General Shaji Prabhakaran says AIFF focused on successfully staging FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, discussion on road map later

The Indian team will play all their group matches at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar. The host nation have been drawn in Group A alongside Brazil, Morocco and the United States. The other two venues for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India 2022 are Goa and Navi Mumbai.

“The immediate objective is to see that we successfully organize the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup and at the same time develop a strategic roadmap with the support of FIFA, the AFC and all other stakeholders because we have to look forward. We have to to look ahead and we need to have the right plan and realistic goals that we need to design to take care of Indian football,” Shaji Prabhakaran told ANI.

India is focused on the growth of women’s football and the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India 2022 will accelerate its progress as the nation prepares for its biggest football carnival. With the best players in the U-17 category from around the world heading to India from October 11 to October 30, the people of this nation will have a chance to experience a very high level of competitive football.

AIFF FIFA meeting: Secretary General Shaji Prabhakaran says AIFF focused on successfully staging FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, discussion on road map later

Prabhakaran further added that they do not want to experience – FIFA bans AIFF – and said that they have to adopt practices so that they manage better all the time in all aspects of football in India.

“Absolutely that’s what we have to prepare for so that we don’t experience what we experienced a few weeks ago and the important thing is that the management part of the football has to be emphasized and we have to adopt practices so that we continue with governing better in all aspects of football in India and for that to happen we need greater collaboration, greater participation and create that transformation in the system where there is a lot of collaboration and we see the game growing in the right direction and for that our current management and the management focus on achieving that we never face such crises in the future,” he added.

FIFA Director, Strategic Projects & MA Governance, Nodar Akhalkatsi said the governing football delegations are visiting some countries to support the AIFF in developing the strategic roadmap.

AIFF FIFA meeting: Secretary General Shaji Prabhakaran says AIFF focused on successfully staging FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, discussion on road map later

“So the FIFA and AFC delegation are visiting the country these days. The purpose is to assist and support the AIFF in the development of the strategic roadmap, as you are aware, the new management announced the roadmap in 100 days at the end of December. We is here to meet all stakeholders. To help and assist AIFF with the priorities and global sustainability for the future of Indian football,” Nodar Akhalkatsi, Director, Strategic Projects & MA Governance told ANI.

“I think the whole country is looking forward to hosting one of the biggest international tournaments and it will be a great opportunity for Indian girls to compete and also for Indian youth and the entire Indian population to be host and witness the tournament participation, future generations of worldwide football and I would like to wish success to the Indian girls participating,” he added further.

The seventh edition of the biennial youth tournament will be the first ever FIFA women’s competition hosted by India.

AIFF FIFA meeting: Secretary General Shaji Prabhakaran says AIFF focused on successfully staging FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, discussion on road map later

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