Ibha, the Mascot of FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022
New Delhi: Coinciding with the International Day of the Girl Child, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) unveiled Ibha as the official mascot of FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 in India on Monday.
The mascot Ibha is a strong, playful and charming Asiatic lioness that aims to inspire and encourage women and girls by using teamwork, resilience, kindness and empowering others.
It symbolises courage and strength, which are core qualities of every woman, while also embodying the vibrance and visionary spirit of the tournament.
Announcing the mascot on Twitter, the FIFA Women’s World Cup shared a video made on the premises of the World heritage site the Konark Temple in Odisha.
Meet Ibha™, Official #U17WWC Mascot. India 2022 starts in one year today.
Ibha translates to ‘one with good vision or judgement’ and is a strong, playful Asiatic Lioness aiming to inspire women and girls using teamwork, perseverance, kindness and by empowering others. pic.twitter.com/t02AGBjbSA
— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) October 11, 2021
The next edition of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will take place in India from October 11-30 in 2022. The Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar has been selected to host the semi-final match of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022.