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Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 match schedule released

By JT - Aug 08,2015 - Last updated at Aug 08,2015

AMMAN — The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 official match schedule has been confirmed, with the host nation set to feature in the opening match on September 30, 2016, according to a statement from the Local Organising Committee (LOC) on Saturday.

Over the course of 22 days, a total of 16 teams will play 32 matches across four stadiums. The schedule is available on FIFA.com. Amman International Stadium will provide the setting for the opening match, as well as the final match on October 21, 2016, the statement said. 

The LOC said the match schedule was designed to ensure that the national team plays in all host cities — Amman, Irbid and Zarqa — subsequently providing fans across the three governorates and their surrounding areas with the chance to attend and support their national team. 

The LOC also made sure that the opening ceremony, opening game, closing ceremony and final match take place on Fridays, which will encourage audiences of all age groups to participate.

The participating teams will move for each game of the group stage between the designated stadiums, namely Amman International Stadium, King Abdullah II International Stadium in Qweismeh, Al Hassan Stadium in Irbid and Prince Mohammad Stadium in Al Zarqa.

 

“Football has once again reaffirmed its ability to unite the world and promote a sense of solidarity among nations, and we are confident that Jordanians will emerge as one to support the organisation and execution of a successful tournament at all levels,” LOC Chairman Salah Sabra was quoted in the statement as saying.  

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