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17.01.2011 Sports News

Breaking News: Ghana applies to host two World Cups

By Ghanasoccernet.com
Breaking News: Ghana applies to host two World Cups
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Ghana has slapped in its bid to host the Fifa U-17 World Cup in 2013 and the Fifa Women's U17 World Cup in 2014.

Ghana are bidding to host two World Cups.
Ghana has slapped in its bid to host the Fifa U-17 World Cup in 2013 and the Fifa Women's U17 World Cup in 2014.

Football's world governing body confirmed that the West African country is among several countries who are bidding to host the events.

The Ghana Football Association has until 11 February to submit their signed Hosting Agreements, together with their complete Bid Books.

Ghana will known whether it has been granted the rights to host the two tournament at the beginning of March.

The respective hosts of the competitions will be appointed by the FIFA Executive Committee on 2-3 March 2011.

Ghana will face a tough competition from big-spenders the United Arab Emirates for the rights to U17 World Cup in 2013.

But the field for the Fifa Women's U17 World Cup in 2014 is much stronger with Costa Rica, Macedonia, Russia, UAE and Uzbekistan all keen on hosting the event.

. “Such a large and diverse level of interest in both FIFA's women's and youth competitions demonstrates the attractiveness of our events,” said FIFA Secretary General, Jérôme Valcke.

“Our member associations often look to utilise these competitions as a catalyst for further promoting and developing football in their countries.

“We have received bids from around the globe, including some member associations who have previously hosted one or more FIFA competitions, and others who are bidding for the first time.

“Once again this process shows the universal appeal of our game.”

Ghana has already got lots of facilities in place for the tournaments having hosted the African Cup of Nations in 2008 with four brand news stadia in Accra, Kumasi, Sekondi and Tamale.

A new stadium could also be built in Cape Coast.
Ghanaian officials have expressed interest in hosting the 2026 World Cup and can use these tournaments to show Fifa that they are prepared to host the global tournament.






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