The FIFA council has officially confirmed on Friday that Brazil will replace Poland as the new host of the Under 17 FIFA World Cup.

Thedecision was arrived at and announced in a FIFA Council meeting in Miami on Friday. This means the World Cup host responsibility which was taken away from Peru due indequate preparation is now in the hands of another South American Nation. gathered from our sources in Brazil that the Secretary General of FIFA Fatma Samoura wrote to FBF requesting that Brazil takes the tournament host rights,a request which was okay by Brazil,the host of this summer’s Copa America too.

Europe,Africa and other continents are still to get their representative for the 24 nations tournament which will run from September 17-21 this year.

England are defending champions of the competition. They won the previous edition of the biennial tournament in India in 2017, but still need to secure qualification for this year’s World Cup via the 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship in May but unfortunately the most successful Country in the tournament’s 34 years history-Nigeria with 5 titles will not be at the World cup given that they didn’t qualify for the CAF Africa Under 17 tournament to take place in Tanzania in April this year.

Angu Lesley

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