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Bhubaneswar, Navi Mumbai and Ahmedabad to host 2022 Women’s Asian Cup matches

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New Delhi: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has chosen three host cities and stadiums to hold the AFC 2022 Women’s Asian Cup in India on Friday.

The continent’s premier women’s national team competition will be held in the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, Ahmedabad’s TransStadia and the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

The tournament will be held from January 20 to February 6, 2022.

AFC general secretary Dato’ Windsor John said: “Women’s football in Asia is world-class, and the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and the LOC have selected exceptional venues that will deliver a true spectacle befitting the stature of the tournament.

“The AFC is grateful to the AIFF, the LOC and the three host cities for their dedication and we are confident that the tournament will serve as a catalyst to take women’s football in India, which continues to make significant strides, to even greater heights in the coming years.

“We applaud them for their vision and wish the AIFF and LOC the very best of success in their ambitions to showcase their capability to stage a successful international showpiece.”

The qualifiers is set to take place from September 13 to 25, 2021 in centralised venues with the draw scheduled to be held on May 27, 2021 in Kuala Lumpur.

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