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FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik unveils host city logo

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday launched the official host city logo of the state for the upcoming FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022.

Odisha is one of the three hosts for the World Cup, which is scheduled to be held between October 11-30 across Odisha, Goa, and Maharashtra. This will be the first FIFA women’s competition to be held in India and the first FIFA competition to be hosted by Odisha.

Expressing delight at the launch event, Patnaik said, “Odisha is emerging as a leading sports destination, and hosting the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2022 is a momentous opportunity for our state.”

The official host city logo launch of Odisha is an important milestone that also signifies the progress of women’s football, he said.

“We are excited to host the best young female footballers from across the world and especially, the Indian team who will be playing all their group stage games at the Kalinga Stadium,” said the Chief Minister.

As the Indian team makes its first appearance in a FIFA women’s competition, he encouraged the people of Odisha to show their support in strong numbers at the stadium.

The official host city logo of Odisha is a composite that presents the official emblem of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup beside a specially-designed artwork that showcases the rich cultural heritage, vibrant sporting ecosystem, and overall splendor of the state.

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