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CONMEBOL Football News 1

Chile are eagerly preparing for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup at the end of 2008. The tournament has the backing of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and considerable investment will be made to modernise the country’s stadiums. As a dress rehearsal for the U-20 World Cup, Chile has successfully applied to host the South American Women’s Under-17 Championship, which will kick off on 4 January 2008, and has also submitted a request to stage the men’s South American Under-19 Championship in 2009 for consideration by CONMEBOL.