Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), On Monday, announced that the 2023 under-17 World Cup will not be held in Peru due to the host country’s inability to fulfill its obligations to complete the necessary infrastructure.
However, the tournament will still proceed on its original scheduled dates of November 10 to December 2, and FIFA plans to designate a new host in due time.
Originally scheduled for 2021, the biennial event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic after Brazil hosted and won the 2019 tournament.
While FIFA expressed a positive working relationship with the Peruvian football federation, they “determined that there is now not sufficient time to secure the required investment and complete the necessary work with the Peruvian government ahead of the tournament start date”.
FIFA did mention that they are open to organizing a competition in Peru in the future.
Last week, FIFA also canceled the Under-20 World Cup, which was supposed to take place in Indonesia from May 20 to June 11. The reason was that two Indonesian provinces’ governors wanted to ban Israel, which had qualified for the first time.