FIFA Strips Peru Of World Cup Hosting Right
The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has withdrawn the hosting of the 2023 U-17 World Cup tournament from south American country Peru.
This was announced in a statement on Monday, April 3.
This is the second time Peru is being stripped of the same right.
In 2019, FIFA said its decision was due to a “number of organisational and infrastructure challenges linked to the event delivery”. This was after it had visited Peru for inspection.
In its statement on Monday, the FA said the decision was taken after extensive discussions with the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF).
“The move was made given the inability of the host country to fulfil its commitments to completing the infrastructure required to stage the tournament”, FIFA explained.
A new host will be determined by the Bureau of FIFA Council.
Meanwhile, the date for the tournament has not changed. It will take place from 10 November to 2 December 2023.
FIFA thanked FPF for their efforts and said it remains open to organising a competition in Peru in the future.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini