FIFA Silent On Nigeria’s U-20 World Cup Bid


The FIFA Council gathered on Thursday in Shanghai take unanimous decisions for the future of international tournaments, but silent on FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

FIFA announced hosts for various tournament, but left out the Women’s U-20 World Cup which Nigeria has shown interest to stage.


The tournament is scheduled for next year and it is unclear if the FIFA Congress will award the hosting right to the West African Nation.


The Congress also appointed China PR as the host of the first edition of the new FIFA Club World Cup in 2021.


The tournament will be played between June and July 2021 and the final list of venues will be decided by FIFA and the Chinese FA.


The participation model to determine the clubs that qualify from each confederation will be finalised in a consultation process between FIFA and the six confederations.


The announcement of the appointment of hosts of future FIFA competitions includes:

  • Indonesia as the host of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2021
  • Peru as the host of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2021
  • Russia as the host of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2021.


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