World football governing body, FIFA have stripped Peru of U-17 World Cup hosting rights due to concerns over infrastructure and organization, AOIFootball.com reports.
The decision was taken by the Bureau of the FIFA Council which features the six regional confederation presidents and FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
The tournament was due to be staged in October after Peru was awarded the competition last June, but FIFA said following various inspection visits it found a “number of organisational and infrastructure challenges linked to the event delivery”.
In a released statement, FIFA said that it’s currently evaluating different alternatives concerning the appointment of a new host country.
“Following various inspection visits by FIFA and further meetings with the Peruvian Football Association (FPF), and in view of a number of organisational and infrastructure challenges linked to the event delivery, the Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided that the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 will no longer be staged in Peru.
“FIFA would like to express its thanks to the FPF and the Peruvian authorities for their efforts and remains open to organising a competition in Peru in the future.
“FIFA is currently evaluating different alternatives concerning the appointment of a new host country. Further information will be provided by FIFA in due course,” the release concluded.