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Odisha’s Kalinga Stadium among 3 confirmed venues for AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022

26/03/2021 at 7:01 PM

Srabani Nanda, Sarita R Singh claim most of the early limelight

Bhubaneswar, Mar 26: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022TM Local Organising Committee (LOC) have today confirmed the three host cities and stadiums, which will stage the Continent’s premier women’s national team competition.

The D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, Ahmedabad’s TransStadia and the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar have been selected as the three stadiums and host cities that will provide the ultimate backdrop for some of the finest players in Asian and world women’s football 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.

Sports Minister Tusharkanti Behera said that this event will usher in a new phase for international football in the State.

“ Odisha has been chosen as one of the  host venues for the prestigious AFC Women’s Asian Cup in 2022 and it is a moment of great pride for all of us. There is already lot of excitement amongst fans, especially, amongst our young women footballers. It is Asia’s largest football tournament and Odisha with its world class infrastructure, facilities and hospitality will ensure the event is a memorable one for all,” he said.

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