New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has confirmed that Odisha will host the 2020-21 Indian Women’s League (IWL).
The AIFF will announce the dates for the tournament later.
AIFF president Praful Patel in his statement said: “The Government of Odisha has been a great supporter of Indian Football. We are very thankful to Shri Naveen Patnaik ji, Mr. Vishal Kumar Dev, Mr. Vineel Krishna and & the entire Sports Department of Odisha for extending all the support & help to organise the Hero Indian Women’s League.
“Over the years, the tournament has provided the platform for a lot of budding women footballers to show-case their talent and provide them the option of taking up football as a career.”
India are scheduled to host the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in 2022 which will be followed by the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022.
The 2020-21 Hero IWL, will hence, provide an opportunity to scouts to look at, and unearth new talent for the Women’s National Team.