Vice President receives Taní, mascot of the U-17 Women’s World Cup

With its characteristic pink color, typical of the Bayahibe Rose, Taní, the official mascot of the U-17 Women’s World Cup, arrived at the National Palace, where she was received by the Vice President of the Republic, Raquel Peña, and the Minister of the Presidency, Joel Santos.

The mascot of the tournament, which will be held for the first time in the Dominican Republic from October 16 to November 3, 2024, refers to the endemic species of the country, which is also the national flower.

Taní not only symbolizes the natural beauty and biodiversity of the country, but also the rich Taino cultural heritage. Its name, derived from the Taino culture, reflects the spirit and identity of the people.

In the coming weeks, Taní will be traveling through different regions of the country, visiting schools, community centers and sporting events to interact with young people and promote the values of sports.

The meeting was also attended by members of the Organizing Committee, Ana Bonetti, who chairs the committee, Manuel Estrella, who coordinates it, and Milton L. Ray Guevara, president of the Dominican Soccer League.

Also present were Benny Metz, Vice Minister of the Presidency; Elizabeth Mena, World CEO; as well as Vincent Jean-Marie Le Borloch, Arlene Reyes and Lidia Rojas.

In this 8th edition of the U-17 Women’s World Cup, organized by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and the Local Organizing Committee of the U-17 Women’s World Cup, 16 countries will participate: Ecuador, Nigeria, New Zealand, Spain, United States, South Korea, Colombia, North Korea, Mexico, Kenya, England, Japan, Poland, Brazil, Zambia and Dominican Republic, being the first time for Quisqueya.

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