On Sunday a team of officials from the world football governing body Fifa inspected the DY Patil Stadium at Navi Mumbai, which is one of the proposed venues to host Women’s U-17 World Cup next year, they expressed satisfaction at the progress of preparations.

Oliver Vogt, FIFA’s project lead said she was pleased at the state of facilities at the stadium. She expressed that “The existing infrastructure is good. What is very important is that we have experienced and operationally strong team who have already hosted a FIFA World Cup. It is human nature to do better every time and that’s what we would like to do to make sure that we provide the best experience for all teams”.Tournament Director of the LOC, Roma Khanna was delighted with the preparations she commented that “After a stellar Emblem Launch in the state, we are happy to be in Navi Mumbai and are in collaboration with the DY Patil Stadium. The venue is already well-versed with the requirements of hosting a FIFA tournament and some minor tweaking is need to improve from 2017.Women’s football is already popular in Maharashtra which is why it is very important to see it being promoted even more, especially in Navi Mumbai and Mumbai.”

“The entire team is excited to host the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup especially after having such an outstanding experience in 2017. We want to put our best foot forward next year and are happy to make any adjustments that might be required.” Dr. Vijay Patil, President of D.Y. Patil Sports Academy said.