Gianni Infantino, FIFA Boss

Nigeria is on the brink of losing the hosting right to the FIFA Women’s under-20 World Cup next summer. The world football governing body boss is looking away from the African nation and now considering replacements.

Costa Rica and Panama have both been tipped to filling in for unready Nigeria as co-hosts for next year’s Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup, according to Fifa president Gianni Infantino.

The West African nation, who were heavily favoured in the race to land the hosting rights, are now on the brink of losing out following its inability to meet Fifa conditions after its inspection in August.

Infantino, who is on a three-day tour across the Caribbean and Central America, held discussion with Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado Quesada on a co-hosting with Panama in San Jose.

The Swiss-Italian administrator said that the Central American nations are fit to stage the women’s U20 competition next year.

“Costa Rica is a country where you truly live football and the serious work carried out by the FEDEFUTBOL, in full harmony with the local authorities, is clearly reflected in the state of the art infrastructures and in the important results achieved by the national teams at all levels in the recent past and I warmly congratulate them for this,” Infantino was quoted by Fifa.com.

“Costa Rica is a very good example of what can be achieved in terms of football development with serious and hard work, and is a model for the whole region.”

The Swiss-Italian administrator said that the Central American nations are fit to stage the women’s U20 competition next year.

“Costa Rica is a country where you truly live football and the serious work carried out by the FEDEFUTBOL, in full harmony with the local authorities, is clearly reflected in the state of the art infrastructures and in the important results achieved by the national teams at all levels in the recent past and I warmly congratulate them for this,” Infantino was quoted by Fifa.com.

“Costa Rica is a very good example of what can be achieved in terms of football development with serious and hard work, and is a model for the whole region.”

 

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