Kalinga Stadium Confirmed Among Three Venues for Hosting AFC Women’s Asian Cup India

The Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar is among the three venues confirmed by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for hosting the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022, the Continent’s premier women’s national team competition. The other two stadiums are the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai and Ahmedabad’s TransStadia.

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. We applaud them for their vision and wish the AIFF and LOC the very best of success in their ambitions to showcase their capability to stage a successful international showpiece.”

The Qualifiers for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022TM is set to take place from September 13 to 25, 2021 in centralised venues with the draw scheduled to be held on May 27, 2021 at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at 3.30 pm (local time). The AFC Women’s Asian Cup will be held from January 20 to February 6, 2022.

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