World football governing body, FIFA have today confirmed that the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup will be played in Costa Rica and Panama come August 2020.
This means Nigeria has lost out in the race of becoming the first African country to host the tournament.
“We would like to thank the Costa Rican and Panamanian Football Associations for their commitment towards women’s football and the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in particular. We are looking forward to a fantastic competition in August,” Colin Smith, FIFA’s Chief Tournaments and Events Officer.
“After the highly successful FIFA Women’s World Cup in France this year, it is important that we build on the momentum at all levels of the game. The U20WWC in Costa Rica and Panama next year is a perfect opportunity for us to continue driving the popularity of the game and with it being the first jointly hosted tournament, we can make the impact even greater,” Sarai Bareman, FIFA’s Chief Women’s Football Officer.