Japan and not Uzbekistan to host FIFA U-20 women world cup

Japan and not Uzbekistan to host FIFA U-20 women world cup

Japan and not Uzbekistan to host FIFA U-20 women world cup

The 7th edition of the FIFA U-20 Women’s world cup will be played in Japan from 18 August to 9th September 2012 and not Uzbekistan as was initially known to many.

The host nation were to be decided on 19 March 2010 but was postponed by FIFA to give bidders more time to prepare their bids.

On 3rd March 2011, FIFA initially awarded the World Cup to Uzbekistan but on 18th  December 2011, FIFA had the tournament stripped from this country for problems with the bid and named Japan as a possible host.

Japan was the officially announced as hosts of the FIFA U-20 World Cup for women on 8 February 2012.

Vietnam had originally won the right to host the tournament. However, Vietnam's bid implode in late 2010 and New Zealand had initially been asked to be ready as a backup venue but New Zealand were eventually awarded the Men's 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

During its meeting in Tokyo on December 2011, FIFA's Executive Committee decided to cancel Uzbekistan's hosting of the tournament due to a number of logistical and technical issues and subsequently announced that Japan had been proposed as the its new organizer.

Kenya is currently taking part in the qualifiers seeking to be part of the 15 teams that make it to Japan. The Kenyan girls qualified for the second round of the tournament after eliminating Lesotho in the first preliminary round.

The Kenyan girls will take on Zambia in the second leg of the second round in Nairobi on Saturday afternoon.

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