FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2014 moved from Costa Rica

The class of 2010 did Nigeria proud

 The relocation is due to stadium construction delays

The proposed FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2014 has been moved away from Costa Rica, which won the hosting bid last year, FIFA has announced.

According to FIFA’s release, the relocation is “due to a number of unforeseen circumstances leading to heavy stadium construction delays.

“FIFA, in agreement with the Costa Rica Football Federation, has had no other option than to relocate the hosting of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup next year,” the global football body said.

FIFA also expressed their thanks and appreciation to the Costa Rica Football Association for its efforts and commitment.

The world football governing body is now evaluating other options as potential hosts for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2014.

The recommendations will be presented to the FIFA Executive Committee, which will decide on the new host of the competition during its next meeting on March 20 to 21, 2013, in Zurich.

The World Cup qualifiers will start later in the year.

The Nigerian Flamingoes were knocked out at the semi-final stage of the last world cup tournament which held in Azerbaijan. France won the competition and are the defending champions.

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