The Sports Minister, Hernán Solano Venegas, indicated that the Republic government is willing to resume the organization of the U20 Women’s World Cup, which would be held in August in Costa Rica in conjunction with Panama, which was postponed as a result of Covid-19 coronavirus emergency.
The Local Organizing Committees of Costa Rica and Panama reported the decision to suspend the World Cup after learning about and following the recommendations issued in this regard by the FIFA-Confederations working group. “Putting the well-being and health of all those involved in this event above all else, we consider it a responsible and realistic recommendation in light of the world health emergency situation, the control of which is uncertain,” says the statement signed by the Costa Rican Football Federation.
Given this announcement, the Costa Rican sports hierarch reaffirmed that “Costa Rica remains in a position to resume the organization and continue to comply with the requirements of FIFA,” recalling that this work is carried out through coordination, as a team, from the Power Executive with the private sector, the Legislative Assembly, the national soccer leadership and the citizenry.
For her part, the First Lady of the Republic and a member of the Local Organizing Committee of Costa Rica (LOC), Claudia Dobles Camargo, commented through her social networks that from the LOC, “they hope to resume this great event soon at the opportune moment ”.
He added: “We will work hard from the Administration and other government entities so that this international tournament is a reality in Costa Rica and Panama and offer not only a soccer party, but also an event of many values and that unites us as a region”