FIFA's Executive Committee made a unanimous decision to award Jordan hosting rights for the FIFA Under 17 Women World Cup in 2016 today at its last meeting of the committee on the sidelines of the World Cup Draw in Brazil.
Jordan bid for the FIFA Under 17 Women World Cup to be held in 2016 last month. Uruguay, South Africa and Bahrain also bid for the tournament.
Commenting on FIFAs endorsement of Jordan's bid, FIFA Vice President and President of the Jordan Football Association expressed his gratitude on behalf of the Jordanian football community for granting Jordan this historic opportunity.
"By granting Jordan the honor of hosting this tournament, FIFA is investing in football development that would have immeasurable positive impact on the progress of women’s football not only in Jordan, but also across the region," said Prince Ali.
"Jordan, from its people to its public and private sectors, has set its heart on embracing this opportunity. We are very appreciative to FIFA for their support and we hope to deliver an outstanding U-17 Women’s World Cup that sets the bar for FIFA events in the Middle East and makes both FIFA and Jordanians proud," Prince Ali added.
The tournament will help kick off a positive wave for women's football in the region, particularly in grassroots football development.
"I would also like to thank all my colleagues in the Jordan Football Association who worked tirelessly to prepare Jordan's bid, congratulations to you and to all Jordanians for this win," noted Prince Ali.