Championship Host Cities confirmed
With the FIFA U-17 World Championship just six months away, preparations for the showcase event are already well underway. Now, in accordance with FIFA's requirements, the four cities that will stage the tournament have been decided on; these are: Chiclayo, Lima, Piura and Trujillo
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"We’re confident that the three north-western cities will provide a real party atmosphere, just as they did during last year’s Copa América. We visited the cities recently and were very impressed with the warmth and hospitality of the people as well as the hard work they’re putting in to ensure the visiting teams have a suitably great experience,” Alberto Siles, head of the Local Organising Committee told FIFA.com.
The decision means that Peru's western cities will again be vibrating to the rhythm of world-class football come September, just as they did during last year's thrilling Copa America. And as happened during that memorable continental championship, The Host Cities will be throwing open their best stadiums in order to provide the level of security and comfort that you would expect from a FIFA World Championship.
With its colonial style, tranquillity and cordial people, Lima will have the honour of hosting the final day's games, which will feature the Third Place Match and, of course the Final itself. Naturally, the venue that will see the crowning of the next world champions on October 2 could only be the historic National Stadium, where the country's senior side play their home internationals.
Chiclayo, where the draw for the finals will be held on July 16, Trujillo and Piura make up the other four cities, where history, hospitality and a passion for the game are sure to make for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.