U-20 Women’s World Cup: Nigeria lose 2020 hosting rights to Costa Rica, Panama

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The world football governing body (FIFA) on Friday confirmed on its website that the 2020 U-20 Women’s World Cup would be hosted by Central American duo of Costa Rica and Panama.

The news will come as a big blow to the Nigeria Football Federation who had hoped to win the hosting rights following the visit of FIFA officials to the country in August for inspection.

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Nigeria showed interest in hosting the tournament, but the world football governing body wasn’t totally satisfied with the state of facilities during their inspection visit to the country.

But the federation remained hopeful with the US Soccer revealing on its official website in November that Nigeria would host the rest of the world for the Championship next year.

“The next FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup – to be held in Nigeria — will be the 10th world championship tournament contested at this age level,” US Soccer wrote on its website.

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