Kuala Lumpur: India will host the 2022 AFC Ladies’s Asian Cup as the game’s continental physique on Tuesday awarded the showpiece to the nation with an goal to maximise the promotion of the sport.
India was awarded the match by the Asian Soccer Confederation’s Ladies’s Committee right here as a part of the AFC’s dedication to develop the ladies’s recreation.
It was felt that India, which may also have the expertise of internet hosting the FIFA Ladies’s U-17 World Cup later this yr, was finest positioned among the many three bidders Chinese language Taipei and Uzbekistan have been the opposite competing candidates to maximise the promotion of the ladies’s recreation.
The venues proposed by India D Y Patil Stadium, Trans Stadia Enviornment and Fatorda Stadium are additionally getting used within the FIFA tournaments, the AFC stated.
India was the host of the AFC U-16 Championships in 2016 and the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 and the committee agreed the nation might proceed elevating the requirements of the AFC Ladies’s Asian Cup.
AFC’s Ladies’s Committee Chairperson Mahfuza Akhter Kiron stated: “India offers the best opportunities to build the event commercially as well as increasing the value and India is also committed to developing the women’s game and while all three were strong bids, India stands out.”
The committee determined that the expanded AFC Ladies’s Asian Cup — from eight to 12 groups — can be performed in three teams of 4 groups with a minimal of 25 matches with eight groups qualifying for the newly launched quarter-finals.
“This is the most important competition in women’s football in Asia. The last edition was a major step forward. It was played in Jordan, the first time a West Asian nation had hosted the event. Now we are looking to build on that legacy,” Akhter added.
The committee agreed that the minimal size of the competitors could be 17 days and that the administration could be mandated to organise the related play-off matches relying on the AFC slots on the 2023 FIFA Ladies’s World Cup.
The dates of the match are more likely to be in late October and early November 2022 and the match schedule can be labored out conserving in thoughts the beginning of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The committee additionally mentioned in regards to the phased introduction of the AFC Ladies’s Champions League, following the profitable AFC/FIFA pilot championship in Korea Republic in November 2019.
The pilot programme will proceed in 2020 with a most of six invited golf equipment.
In 2021 and 2022, there can be eight invited golf equipment and by 2023 and 2024, it will develop to a minimal of 12 which can be open to all member associations and in 2025, will probably be consolidated to 16 groups and by then an AFC ladies’s membership competitors rating may have been devised.