Our Sports Reporter
GUWAHATI: The next edition of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, scheduled to be held India during early part in next year, could be held behind closed doors because of COVID-19 pandemic.
A source from the Assam Football Association informing the news to The Sentinel said, "The All India Football Federation is considering to host the event behind close doors in the worst case scenario because human lives are most important and they can't take any chance."
The pandemic has so far claimed more than 33,000 lives in the country with the number of positive cases reached to nearly 14 lakh.
The competition is already postponed once because of COVID-19 and now scheduled to be held from February 17, 2021. Guwahati will host the opening match while Navi Mumbai is the venue for the final. The other venues of the competition are Kolkata, Bhubaneswar and Ahmedabad.
Meanwhile Indian camp for the forthcoming FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup is likely to be held in Jharkhand from the first week of August.