Costa Rica to Host U-17 Women's Soccer Cup

The country was chosen to organize the 2014 Under-17 Women's World Soccer Cup.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Organization of the event will cost $ 20 million and will be funded with money provided by FIFA, the Government and the private sector.

Of the four sites submitted for the cup, (the National Stadium in San Jose, Alejandro Morera Soto Alajuela, the Edgardo Baltodano in Liberia and Miguel Lito Pérez in Puntarenas), Liberia and Puntarenas are those which will receive major investments.

"This is a challenge not only for the Soccer Federation, but for the whole country. FIFA will provide a significant amount of money, the government additional funds and the rest from sponsors; but the important thing here is that at end of the event the country will have four first level stadiums," said to Rodolfo Villalobos, treasurer of the Soccer Federation.

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FIFA U-17 Once Again in Costa Rica

March 2013

FIFA has decided to return to Costa Rica the organizing of the FIFA U-17, to be held from March 15 to April 14, 2014.

From a press release issued by the Costa Rican Football Federation (Fedefutbol):

After studying the new infrastructure strategy, financial commitment, projected renovations and technical reports given by the Costa Rican Football Federation (FEDEFUTBOL) and the Costa Rican government sports institutions and organizations, the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) decided to return the hosting of the FIFA U-17 Women of 2014 to Costa Rica.

Tourism Affected by Cancellation of Global Event

March 2013

The cancellation of the FIFA U-17 Women's Football World Cup is a serious loss in many senses, but especially for the country's image and for the tourism sector in Costa Rica.

A statement from the National Chamber of Tourism (CANATUR) reads:

Country loses showcase opportunity with the change of venue for the Under 17 Women's World Cup

FIFA Cancels Women's World Cup in Costa Rica

February 2013

Government and sports officials point to "paperwork" as the culprit for the delay in construction or improvements of the stadiums required by FIFA.

On the website of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) it states that "Given that there have been several unanticipated delays in the construction of stadiums, FIFA, in agreement with the Costa Rican Football Federation, has had no option but to move the site of the FIFA U-17 World Cup next year. "

Panama to Host World Baseball Championship

January 2011

The country was selected as the venue to host the 2011 Baseball World Championships.

The event is scheduled to have 16 teams and be played during the last week of September and first week of October.

Edwin Cabrera, president of the organizing committee, said that he estimates an investment of about $ 5 million in organizing the event.

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