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India will take part in the tournament for the first time in its history

"We are delighted to announce that India has been confirmed as the host of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in 2020", Infantino said after the FIFA Council meeting in Miami, USA.

"I am feeling very positive from the discussions and I am sure that at the end we will be very happy", he said. No host nation has been decided yet, Infantino said.

No venue has been mentioned for the inaugural tournament, but it is scheduled to take the slot now reserved for the Confederations Cup in 2021. "If it doesn't happen - fantastic also".

The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and non-Gulf state Egypt cut political, trade, and transport ties with Qatar in June, 2017. Like the men's under-17 World Cup, the women's edition, too, has to be held in October and November.

"We are following developments around the FIFA Council closely. We will explore the possibility of who could potentially be hosting some of the games in the Gulf region and if we come to some conclusions in June, we will make a proposal to the council and of course the congress".

European clubs have publicly resisted FIFA's bid to replace the current seven-team annual Club World Cup, which is played annually in December, with an expanded quadrennial version in June-July.

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The European Club Association (ECA), which represents 232 of the continent's leading sides, Europe's governing body Uefa and the world players' union, FIFPro, are all unhappy with what they claim is a lack of consultation in regards to the congested global calendar and Infantino's financial plans for the new tournament.

ECA board members, including Manchester United's chief executive Ed Woodward, signed a letter expressing concerns, which was revealed earlier on Friday.

Infantino added that club football was "evolving at a different pace in different parts of the world" and it was Fifa's duty to put on an "exciting, prestigious and inclusive competition, and we'll have that with this Club World Cup, starting in 2021".

The signatories said they are "firmly against any approval of a revised Club World Cup at this point in time and confirm that no ECA clubs would take part to such a competition". Like Europe and South America, Concacaf have had one representative annually, with the Club World Cup customarily hosted in Asia. European club seasons typically start around mid-August.

The FIFA Council also chose to use VAR video review technology at June's Women's World Cup in France.

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