FIFA has announced that South African Nation,Peru will not host the 2019 Under FIFA 17 World Cup.
The South American nation obtained the right to host the competition in June 2018 and was supposed to host the event in October, but FIFA has taken a decision to withdraw the hosting responsibilities.
FIFA have now decided that the tournament must be moved to another location following a number of unsatisfactory inspection visits.
The decision taken by FIFA boss Gianni Infantino and the executive bureau of the FIFA Council, which includes the six regional confederation presidents.
“Following various inspection visits by FIFA and further meetings with the Peruvian Football Association (FPF), and in view of a number of organizational and infrastructure challenges linked to the event delivery, the Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided that the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 will no longer be staged in Peru,” a FIFA statement read.
“FIFA would like to express its thanks to the FPF and the Peruvian authorities for their efforts, and remains open to organizing a competition in Peru in the future”.
“FIFA will now evaluate different options to decide a new host for the competition. Further information will be provided by FIFA in due course.”
With 8 months left before the start of the competition,New Zealand,Australia,South Korea, Tajikistan and Japan have already qualified for the competition, with the rest of the countries to hunt their qualification ticket later this year.
Africa’s qualifiers will be determined in Tanzania in April and UEFA too is still to hold a qualifiers tournament May in the Republic of Ireland.
The United States will host Concacaf’s regional tournament that serve as qualifiers in early May. Its unclear if Peru that also selected to host South America’s regional competition, scheduled to kick off in March will still host the competition.
England were crown champions of the last edition of the competition in 2017 in India.
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