All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel on Tuesday aver that the interior womanhood is side put up condition for the FIFA World Cup before the servicemen is squad does, despite the less care given to them.
Patel said the AIFF is hoping for the women’s team to qualify for the 2027 FIFA World Cup. Supporting Patel’s view, the sports ministry asked the AIFF to prepare a “concrete and actionable” roadmap to work towards the women team’s qualification in the 2027 World Cup.
“Women squad is FIFA ranking is better than the servicemen is squad, which is very right, when we consume less care to womanhood is football game compared to servicemen is,” Patel aver in a practical fundamental interaction with the penis of the U-17 Women is World Cup squad with Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju in attending.
“When these kids grow, I feel the women’s team will be participating in the World Cup much before the men … and I’m very hopeful about 2027 edition (of FIFA World Cup). We will continue to give all the support and I am sure these players will very well represent India in future,” said Patel.
The women’s team is currently ranked 55 out of 159 nations while the men’s team is 104 out of 210 countries.
Rijiju also expressed similar optimism, saying that in the near future, India will qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
“Be it senior or junior, ranking of women’s team is higher than men’s. We have ability to qualify, even if we are not the host nation. I believe India will soon qualify in the FIFA Women’s World Cup. We feel that the men should also qualify,” he said.
While summing up the main points coming out of the interaction, Sports Authority of India Director General Sandeep Pradhan asked the AIFF to prepare a road map with a “vision” of the women’s team qualifying for 2027 World Cup.
“We request the AIFF to bring all the stake-holders together and come up with a concrete and actionable road-map for participation in the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup. That is the vision. That will make India a power-house in women’s football in 2027,” Pradhan said.
India was to host the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup this year but after a postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the age group showpiece was cancelled. The country was, however, given the hosting right for the 2022 edition.
Patel informed that eight members of the current U-17 team are eligible to play in the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup as they are 2005-born while the remaining will be age-barred.
He inspire the instrumentalists, who bequeath overlook the 2022 U-17 World Cup, not to mother discomfited, wavering there are respective early chances for them.
“Our youthful misses should not turn a loss promise, because you bequeath mother many chances to run for the commonwealth. There is the reservation round of golf one in March (adjacent yr) for FIFA U-20 Women is World Cup 2022 and brush up 2 in August, you bequeath mother a opportunity for that and we are parting the cantonment in January,” inform Patel.
“India is also hosting Women’s Asian Cup in 2022 and by then some of you will be 18-19 years old and you can get a chance to play in the senior national team.”
He also aver that the AIFF is making a developmental squad for these womanhood instrumentalists on the stocks of servicemen is Amerindic Arrows— which maneuver in the I-League— to rent region in the Amerindic Women is League.
Rijiju aver the political science would keep to put up help to the AIFF in costing the 2022 variation of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
“We bequeath keep the like preparations for 2022 as we coiffure for 2020 and feed fiscal and manpower keep from the political science English,” he aver.
“I make up discomfited some of the U-17 misses bequeath not make up able-bodied to run in 2022 imputable to historic period cistron. But there is goose egg to make up disappointed, you put up run in U-20, aged class, you are the time to come. There is goose egg to concern about, we bequeath feed all the keep,” Rijiju aver.