FIFA U-17 World Cup to become annual event

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Football’s world governing body, FIFA, on Thursday revealed that the Under-17 World Cup will become an annual event with more participating teams.

The tournament is designed to aid football development across the world.Nigeria has won the male Under-17 World Cup five times.

Morocco will host the next female Under-17 tournament, while while Qatar will host the male competition.The competition’s return to Africa in 2025 offers FIFA President Gianni Infantino a chance to inspire future female footballers, stating it would encourage “so many more girls – and boys – to take up football in the country, and as it is the first time the tournament comes to Africa, that inspiration will spread right across the continent.”

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