The Minister of the Presidency, Joel Santos Echavarría, accompanied by the Vice-Minister of Relations with Civil Society of the Minpre and Football Commissioner, Benny Metz, met with a delegation of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) and authorities of the Dominican Football Federation (Fedofutbol), headed by Jaime Garza and Rubén García.
During the meeting, they finalized the details for the celebration of the U-17 Women’s World Cup, which will be hosted by the Dominican Republic, with the participation of 16 countries and will be held in October of this year.
Prior to this meeting, the commission visited the Minister of Sports, Francisco Camacho, with whom they analyzed everything related to the facilities, competition, format, logistics, lodging, transportation, among other facilities for the athletes and technical personnel of the different delegations.
Referring to the tournament, Minister Joel Santos Echavarría, expressed that the Government has a great interest in holding this World Cup in the country, because it will help to continue promoting the growth that soccer is having in the Dominican Republic.
“President Luis Abinader has the greatest willingness and desire to massify women’s soccer and bring it to the same level as men’s soccer,” said the official.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of Soccer, Benny Metz and the president of the Dominican Soccer Federation, Rubén García, were enthusiastic about the realization of this tournament in the country for the first time, agreeing that it will contribute to continue with the development of this discipline.
The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) delegation thanked the Dominican Government for its willingness to allow this important tournament to be held in the Dominican Republic.
About the World Cup
The U-17 Women’s World Cup is an international tournament organized by FIFA, which has been held every two years since 2008, being played for the first time in New Zealand. This tournament was created to promote women’s soccer and promote it in the same way as men’s soccer.