On Saturday Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik launched the official Host City Logo of the state for the upcoming FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022, for which it is one of the three hosts. The tournament is scheduled to be held between 11th October and 30th October across Odisha, Goa and Maharashtra. This is the first FIFA women’s competition to be held in India and the first FIFA competition to be hosted by the state of Odisha.
CM Patnaik said, “Odisha is emerging as a leading sports destination and hosting the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022 is a momentous opportunity for our state. The official Host City Logo launch of Odisha is an important milestone that also signifies the progress of women’s football.
We are excited to host the best young female footballers from across the world and especially, the Indian team who will be playing all their group stage games at the Kalinga Stadium. As the Indian team makes their first appearance in a FIFA women’s competition, I encourage the people of Odisha to show their support in strong numbers at the stadium.”