FIFA Stripped Peru of Hosting U-17 World Cup

Peru was stripped of hosting the men’s Under-17 World Cup on Monday because FIFA said the country was not ready to stage the tournament later this year.

FIFA did not name a replacement host for the 24-team tournament scheduled to be played from Nov. 10-Dec. 2.

The decision comes one week after FIFA took the men’s Under-20 World Cup from Indonesia because that country did not want to host Israel at its tournament in May.

FIFA cited Peru’s inability “to fulfill its commitments to completing the infrastructure required to stage the tournament.”