FIFA suspends 2021 U-20 and U-17 World Cups

Lausanne, Switzerland, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) – The International Association Football Federation (FIFA) announced today the suspension of the 2021 editions of the U-20 and U-17 World Cups due to the global impact caused by the Covid 19 pandemic.

Given the cancellation of both events, FIFA named Indonesia and Peru, hosts of those tournaments next year, organizers of the 2023 versions.

According to the top football organization in the world, the organization of international competitions is a challenge given the travel restrictions due to the pandemic.

For this reason, FIFA maintained and still maintains contacts with the interested parties, including the member federations and the host confederations of those events scheduled for 2021.

‘In the framework of these consultations, it has become clear that the world situation has not normalized enough to be able to solve the challenges posed by the organization of both competitions, including the viability of the qualifying tournaments,’ said FIFA in a statement. .

In addition, the organization expressed its gratitude to the host federations, as well as the Indonesian and Peruvian authorities for their commitment to the competitions and for the preparations carried out to date.

According to FIFA, it hopes to maintain close collaboration with the two host nations to make the tournaments a success.

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