England, Germany, Spain qualify for FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2021
European football’s governing body, UEFA on Thursday announced that England, Germany and Spain will represent the continent in the upcoming FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2021, which will be hosted in India. The final round of UEFA U-17 Women's Championship has been cancelled because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
"After consultation with UEFA's 55 member associations, the UEFA Executive Committee has today taken several decisions regarding youth national team competitions considering the current COVID-19 situation across Europe," UEFA announced in a statement.
The aforementioned three teams have the highest UEFA coefficient ranking and have been confirmed as the participants in the World Cup. The Indian football team took to Twitter as well, confirming UEFA’s decision, "UEFA have confirmed that England, Germany and Spain will represent Europe in the upcoming FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup India 2021.”
England, Germany and Spain join the likes of India, Korea DPR, Japan and New Zealand as teams that have already qualified for the tournament. The FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 2021 will be held in India from February 17 to March 7, 2021.