2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup

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2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup
Piala Dunia di Bawah Usia 20 Tahun 2021
Piala Dunia U-20 2021
Piala Dunia U-20 FIFA 2021
Tournament details
Host countryIndonesia
Dates20 May – 11 June[citation needed]
Teams24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
2019
2023

The 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup will be the 23rd edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, the biennial international men's youth football championship contested by the under-20 national teams of the member associations of FIFA, since its inception in 1977 as the FIFA World Youth Championship. It will be hosted by Indonesia between 20 May and 11 June 2021,[citation needed] which will be the first FIFA tournament hosted by the country.[1] It will also be only the second U-20 World Cup to be held in Southeast Asia; Malaysia hosted it in 1997. It will also be the first FIFA tournament in the region since the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Thailand.

Ukraine are the defending champions.

Host selection[edit]

Five bids to host the tournament were submitted per 23 May 2019.[2] On 4 September 2019 there were three active bids under consideration.[3] On 23 October 2019 it was reported that Brazil withdrew their bid due to low winning chances.[4] The next day, Indonesia was announced as the winning bidder after the FIFA Council meeting in Shanghai, China.[1]

  •  Indonesia (AFC)

Indonesia had never hosted any FIFA tournament before, however had co-hosted the 2007 AFC Asian Cup, and solely hosted the 1962 and 2018 Asian Games.

  •  Peru (CONMEBOL)

Peru had hosted one FIFA tournament, the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship. They originally won the bid to host the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup but later withdrawn by FIFA.

Withdrawn bids
  •  Myanmar /  Thailand (AFC)

Thailand had hosted the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship and the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup while Myanmar had never hosted any FIFA tournament.

The joint bid of Myanmar and Thailand was withdrawn in favor of the Indonesian bid on 27 August 2019.[5]

  •  Bahrain /  Saudi Arabia /  United Arab Emirates (AFC)

Bahrain had never hosted any FIFA tournament. Saudi Arabia had hosted four FIFA tournaments, the last three were the first three editions of the FIFA Confederations Cup, originally King Fahd Cup, named after the then-Saudi king. United Arab Emirates had held seven FIFA tournaments, namely the 2009 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup, and four FIFA Club World Cups (2009, 2010, 2017, and 2018). Saudi and UAE were also the only countries in the bidding process to had hosted the U-20 World Cup before, in 1989 and 2003 respectively.

The joint bid of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and UAE was left out from the list of FIFA U-20 World Cup bidders on 4 September 2019.[3]

  •  Brazil (CONMEBOL)

Brazil had the most impressive record of hosting FIFA tournaments among the bidding countries; it had hosted two men's senior FIFA World Cups (1950 and 2014), the 2016 Olympic football, the 2000 FIFA Club World Championship, the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, and was about to host the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup during the bidding process. It also hosted the 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup and the first three editions of the FIFA-organized Beach Soccer World Cup (2005, 2006, and 2007), to make a total of 10 FIFA tournaments hosted.

Brazil withdrew on 23 October 2019 due to expectations of low winning chances according to Brazilian network Rede Globo.[4] Had they won this bid, they would have become the first country to host all categories of FIFA men's tournament (senior, U-20, U-17, Futsal, Club, and Beach Soccer), not to mention the Olympic football tournament.

Qualified teams[edit]

A total of 24 teams will qualify for the final tournament. In addition to Indonesia which automatically qualified as hosts, 23 other teams will qualify from six separate continental competitions.

Confederation Qualifying tournament Team Appearance Last appearance Previous best performance
AFC (Asia)
(Host + 4 teams)
Host nation  Indonesia 2nd 1979 Group stage (1979)
2020 AFC U-19 Championship TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
CAF (Africa)
(4 teams)
2021 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
CONCACAF (Central, North America and Caribbean)
(4 teams)
2020 CONCACAF U-20 Championship TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
CONMEBOL (South America)
(4 teams)
2021 South American U-20 Championship TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
OFC (Oceania)
(2 teams)
2020 OFC U-19 Championship TBD
TBD
UEFA (Europe)
(5 teams)
2020 UEFA European Under-19 Championship TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD

Venues[edit]

The Football Association of Indonesia has proposed 10 stadiums across 10 cities in 7 provinces. Four of them are located in regencies instead of cities; Cikarang (Bekasi Regency), Cibinong (Bogor Regency), Soreang (Bandung Regency), and Gianyar (Gianyar Regency). Eight are located in the island of Java, one in Sumatra, and one in Bali. The province of West Java has the most venues with four.[6]

Among these venues, six will be selected to eventually host the tournament.

Jakarta Bekasi Cikarang Cibinong Soreang
Gelora Bung Karno Stadium Patriot Stadium Wibawa Mukti Stadium Pakansari Stadium Jalak Harupat Stadium
Capacity: 77,193 Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 27,000
GBK Main Stadium new seats.jpg Patriot Stadium Bekasi (cropped).jpg Wibawa Mukti 01.jpg Stadion Pakansari AFF 2016 Final.jpg Jalak Harupat Stadium (2).JPG
Yogyakarta Surakarta Surabaya Gianyar Palembang
Mandala Krida Stadium Manahan Stadium Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium Kapten I Wayan Dipta Stadium Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium
Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 50,000 Capacity: 22,931 Capacity: 23,000
Mandala Krida Stadion.jpg Stadion Manahan - panoramio.jpg Gelora Bung Tomo.jpg Stadion Dipta.jpg Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium Tribune.jpg

Draw and schedule[edit]

The final draw will probably be held in early 2021. The 24 teams will be drawn into six groups of four teams. The hosts Indonesia were automatically seeded into Pot 1 and assigned to position A1, while the remaining teams will be seeded into their respective pots based on their results in the last five FIFA U-20 World Cups (more recent tournaments weighted more heavily), with bonus points awarded to confederation champions. Teams from Pot 1 were drawn first, followed by Pot 2, Pot 3, and finally Pot 4, with each team (apart from Indonesia) will also be drawn to one of the positions within their group. No group should contain more than one team from each confederation.

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Group stage[edit]

The top two teams of each group and the four best third-placed teams will advance to the round of 16.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FIFA Council unanimously appoints China PR as hosts of new Club World Cup in 2021". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 24 October 2019. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Five expressions of interest received for hosting FIFA U-20 World Cup 2021". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 23 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Three bids submitted for FIFA U-20 World Cup 2021™". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 September 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Fifa deve escolher China para Mundial de Clubes 2021; Brasil perde força por Sub-20". O Globo (in Portuguese).
  5. ^ "Indonesia, the lone ASEAN bid for FIFA U-20 World Cup 2021". ASEAN Football Federation. 27 August 2019.
  6. ^ Murfi Aji (24 October 2019). "10 Stadion yang Diajukan PSSI Untuk Piala Dunia U-20 2021" [10 Stadiums Which PSSI Proposed for the 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup]. Bolalob.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 26 October 2019.

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