Sport: Emblem and slogan unveiled for PNG World Cup

1:01 pm on 9 March 2016

The official emblem and slogan for the FIFA Under 20 Women's World Cup in Papua New Guinea has been unveiled.

The event in Port Moresby coincided with International Women's Day, which organisers said was a perfect fit for the tournament that aims to inspire and encourage girls and women through football.

FIFA's Director of Marketing, Thierry Weil, said the emblem "reflects the unique beauty and the spirit of hospitality of Papua New Guinea, which are essential to the success of the event."

The official slogan for the tournament - "To Inspire, To Excel" - was created in order to inspire and empower young women across Papua New Guinea.

The logo for the FIFA Under 20 Women's World Cup.

The logo for the FIFA Under 20 Women's World Cup. Photo: FIFA

President of the Papua New Guinea Football Association, David Chung, said the World Cup aims to use football as a platform to push for gender equality in a traditional male-dominated culture.

"Gender equality remains a significant social challenge in Papua New Guinea but we hope that through this tournament we will create further awareness and promote change towards a more egalitarian society."

The FIFA Under 20 Women's World Cup will be held from 13 November to 3 December, in Port Moresby.