Nigeria as revealed by FIFA on Friday on its site has lost the 2020 U-20 Women’s World Cup hosting right to Central American team of Costa Rica and Panama.
The news will come as a massive hit to the Nigeria Football Federation who wanted to win the hosting rights following the visit of FIFA officials in August to the nation for inspection.
Nigeria indicated enthusiasm for hosting the competition, yet the world football administering body wasn’t completely happy with the condition of offices during their review visit to the nation.
In any case, the league stayed confident with the US Soccer uncovering on its official site in November that Nigeria would host the rest of the world for the Championship one year from now. https://tatahfonewsarena.com/qatar-unveils-logo-for-2022-fifa-world-cup/
US Soccer on its website wrote “The next FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup – that will be held in Nigeria will be the 10th world championship tournament contested at this age level.”
“The USA has taken part in the past nine (the initial two being held as U19 competitions) and has won it multiple times, completing third once and fourth twice, while horrendously leaving the competition on penalty kicks 3 times.
“If the USA qualify through the Concacaf tournament early next year, several future full team stars might be on display in Africa.”
Nonetheless, FIFA uncovered that the Bureau of the FIFA Council has affirmed that the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2020 will be played in August in Costa Rica and Panama.
FIFA’s Chief Tournaments and Events Officer Colin Smith said “We might want to thank the Costa Rican and Panamanian football relationship for their responsibility towards ladies’ football and the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup specifically. We are anticipating an awesome challenge in August.”
FIFA’s Chief Women’s Football Officer, Sarai Bareman added that “after the very successful FIFA Women’s World Cup this year in France, it is vital to build on the moment at all levels of the game. The U20 WWC in Costa Rica and Panama is a good avenue next year for us to continue driving the popularity of the game and with it being the first jointly hosted tournament – the impact we can make even greater.”
The 16 contesting teams will be grouped into four with the best two of the group advancing to the quarter finals, making it the first ever co-hosting of a FIFA youth tournament and the 2nd co-hosting of a FIFA tournament from the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan.