Ibha revealed as mascot of FIFA U-17 Women's WC
The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on Monday unveiled Ibha as the official mascot of FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 in India.
New Delhi: The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on Monday unveiled Ibha as the official mascot of FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2022 in India. Ibha, an Asiatic lioness, was unveiled on the day coinciding with the International Day of the Girl Child and exactly one year to go until the tournament kicks off.
"Ibha is a really exciting and inspiring character, one that young fans across India and around the world will have huge fun enjoying and interacting with in the lead-up to the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in India next year.
"2022 is on course to be a hugely significant year for women's football, with future stars of the game set to showcase their skills in India — just nine months before the FIFA Women's World Cup kicks off in Australia and New Zealand in 2023," said Sarai Bareman, FIFA Chief Women's Football Officer in a release.
Representing "Nari Shakti", or women power, Ibha is a strong, playful and charming lioness that aims to inspire and encourage women and girls by using teamwork, resilience, kindness and empowering others. In addition to the meaning behind her name, which approximately translates in Khasi language as "one with good vision or judgement", Ibha also wants to encourage girls in India and around the world to take the right decisions and reach their full potential. IANS
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