Bhubaneswar, May 22 (LocalWire): Bhubaneswar is among five venues shortlisted by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) for the FIFA U-17 Women Football World Cup, an official said.
The other venues include Kolkata, Goa, Ahmadabad and Mumbai. A FIFA committee is currently inspecting the cities and the stadiums to check if they meet the requirements, the official added.
The FIFA committee is inspecting the sites in collaboration with Ahmadabad-based Transtadia Arena.
The AIFF had recently won a bid to host the world cup. The Kalinga Stadium Bhubneshwar is one of the preferred sites for the tournament.
A total of 16 teams will compete in the tournament to take place next year.
In 2017, India had hosted the FIFA Men U-17 World Cup.