The Costa Rican government announced on Friday that it would host the Euro 2016 football tournament in 2020.
The announcement comes after a recent trip to Costa Rica by the Costa Rican president, Juan Carlos Varela, who visited the country’s capital, San José, and the Pacific coast city of Santa Catarina, as well as a visit to the island nation’s coastal city of Paracuaro, where he visited the state’s archaeological sites.
Varela will host the next FIFA World Cup in Russia in 2019.
Costa Rica was one of six countries that did not participate in the 2018 World Cup due to a Zika virus pandemic.
Costa Rica, which hosts the tournament from May 12-15, is hosting the 2019 edition in Rio de Janeiro and the 2020 edition in Manaus, Brazil.