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FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup: Odisha CM launches host city logo for state

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FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday launched the state’s official host city logo for the…

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday launched the state’s official host city logo for the upcoming FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022. Follow FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup live updates with InsideSport.IN

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FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup: Odisha CM launches host city logo for state

Odisha is one of the three hosts for the World Cup, which is scheduled to be held between 11-30. October across Odisha, Goa and Maharashtra. This will be the first women’s FIFA competition to be hosted in India and the first FIFA competition to be hosted by Odisha.

Expressing happiness over the launch event, Patnaik said, “Odisha is emerging as a premier sports destination and hosting the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India 2022 is an important opportunity for our state.” The official host city logo launch of Odisha is an important milestone which also signifies progress in women’s football, he said.

“We are delighted to host the best young women footballers from around the world and especially the Indian team who will play all their group stage matches at the Kalinga Stadium,” said the prime minister. As the Indian team makes its first appearance in a FIFA women’s competition, he urged the people of Odisha to show their support in strong numbers at the stadium.

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup: Odisha CM launches host city logo for state

Odisha’s official host city logo is a composite that presents the official emblem of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup alongside a custom artwork that showcases the state’s rich cultural heritage, vibrant sporting ecosystem and overall splendor.

The Project Directors of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the tournament, Ankush Arora and Nandini Arora, also conveyed their feelings of gratitude while urging people to visit the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

On this occasion, a special initiative for school children called ‘Kick Off The Dream Football Carnival’ was also inaugurated.

This carnival, which aims to introduce football to children and harness its power to normalize gender-inclusive participation, features football-themed games and activities, as well as a five-a-side football pitch and two three-a-side football pitches.

The ‘Kick Off the Dream Football Carnival’ will engage nearly 60,000 school children over 35 days and conclude on October 17, 2022.

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup: Odisha CM launches host city logo for state

Follow FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup live updates with InsideSport.IN

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