Costa Rica pulls out of hosting U17 women’s WCup
FIFA is looking for a new country to stage the Under-17 Women’s
World Cup next year because construction delays means the stadiums
in Costa Rica would not be ready in time.
FIFA says the decision was agreed with the Costa Rica Football
Federation ”due to a number of unforeseen circumstances leading to
heavy stadium construction delays.”
The 16-nation tournament is likely to be scheduled in September
FIFA says it will evaluate potential hosts before a decision by
its executive committee at a March 20-21 meeting in Zurich.
Costa Rica won hosting rights in March 2011 ahead of Ghana,
Turkey and Uzbekistan.