2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup

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2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup
2017년 FIFA U-20 월드컵
Tournament details
Host country Korea Republic
Teams 24 (from 6 confederations)
2015
2019

The 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup will be the 21st edition of the U-20 World Cup, since its inception in 1977 as the FIFA World Youth Championship. Along with asking member associations whether it wished to host the Under 20, Under 17 or the Beach Soccer World Cup in 2017 (along with Women's Tournaments a year previous), a declaration of interest would need to have been sent by 15 May 2013.[1]

The final decision on who shall be hosts were made as part of FIFA's Executive committee meetings in Brazil on 5 December 2013 with Korea Republic being awarded the hosting rights.[2]

Along with Japan and Mexico, the Korea Republic becomes the third nation to have hosted all of FIFA Men's international competitions, namely the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 2001 Confederations Cup and the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Host selection[edit]

12 countries (before England's withdrawal) submitted a bid to host the tournament by the May 2013 deadline:[3]

Withdrew[edit]

Host cities[edit]

Korea Republic will choose six cities from a shortlist of nine. They are Seoul, Incheon, Suwon, Daejeon, Cheonan, Jeonju, Pohang, Ulsan and Seogwipo.[citation needed]

Teams[edit]

In addition to host nation Korea Republic, 23 nations will qualify from 6 separate continental competitions.

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 2016 AFC U-19 Championship TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
CAF (Africa) 2017 African U-20 Championship TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
CONCACAF
(Central, North America and Caribbean)
2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
CONMEBOL (South America) 2017 South American Youth Championship TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
OFC (Oceania) 2016 OFC U-20 Championship TBD
UEFA (Europe) 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
Host nation  South Korea

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