Costa Rica confirmed as hosts
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Following a new series of pledges made to FIFA by the Costa Rican government and confirmed by a CONCACAF report, the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will take place in the Central American country after all.

The news was confirmed by the FIFA Executive Committee in Zurich on Thursday 21 March and reverses the decision taken by FIFA on 28 February, when it announced that the competition would have to be relocated due to “a number of unforeseen circumstances leading to heavy stadium construction delays”.

The news was received with great satisfaction in Costa Rica, which will now press on with preparations for this the fourth staging of the competition, scheduled to take place on 14 March-15 April 2014.

Click on the link on the right to read the FIFA Executive Committee’s decision statement, published on 21 March 2013.